After nearly a week in Sierra Leone, the Commonwealth Observer group, led by Nigeria’s immediate Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo SAN, has been monitoring the election in the West African nation.
According to a statement by one of its aides, Mr. Laolu Akande, Osinbajo, ‘at the crack of dawn on Saturday visited multiple polling stations in Freetown,” the country’s capital to observe elections.
He also witnessed the counting of votes later in the day.
Other members of the Observer group:
▪︎Mr John Njie, National General Secretary (Executive Director) of The Gambia YMCA & National Coordinator of the CSO Transitional Justice Working Group, The Gambia
▪︎Lady Anande Trotman-Joseph, President, Caribbean Women in Leadership & Chairperson, Commonwealth Caribbean Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-Corruption Bodies, Grenada
▪︎Dr Nasim Zaidi, Former Chairman & Chief Election Commissioner, India
▪︎Hon Justice Amraphael Mbogholi Msagha, Retired Judge, Kenya
▪︎Mr Sangwani Mwafulirwa, Director, Media and Public Relations, Malawi
▪︎Dr Elsie Nghikembua, Chairperson, Electoral Commission, Namibia
▪︎Ms Cynthia Mbamalu, Co-Founder and Director of Programmes, Yiaga Africa, Nigeria
▪︎Mr Glen Mashinini, Commissioner, Electoral Commission, South Africa
Justice Rohini Marasinghe, Chairperson of The Human Rights Commission and Former Supreme Court Judge, Sri Lanka
▪︎Mr Wesley Gibbings, Journalist/Media Trainer, Trinidad & Tobago
▪︎Ms Elizabeth Lwanga King, Development Advisor and Former UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Representative in Sierra Leone, Uganda.