Former President Goodluck Jonathan is billed to leave for Harare tomorrow where he would be leading a joint observer mission of the Africa Union (AU) and Common Market for East and Southern Africa (COMESA) to observe Zimbabwe’s general elections scheduled to take place on August 23.

According to a statement by the AU Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat, the joint AU-COMESA team is composed of 73 short-term observers and three core teams of electoral experts, who would be involved in the election observation activities from 16 to 29 August 2023 in Zimbabwe.

He explained that the objective of AU and COMESA election observer mission is to provide accurate and impartial reporting or assessment of the quality of the harmonised elections.

It will be the fourth time Jonathan would be leading an AU election observation mission since 2016, having led the continental body’s missions to Tanzania, Mozambique and Zambia.

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