Nigeria’s immediate past vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, is currently in Sierra Leone monitoring the presidential and parliamentary elections in the West African country.
Osinbajo is in Freetown, the country’s capital, as the chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group.
Members of the Commonwealth Observer Group are spread across the country to observe the process.
Professor Osinbajo wrote on his Twitter page:
“It is election day in Sierra Leone. At the crack of dawn, I visited multiple polling stations, and I am now currently situated at the epicentre in Freetown, keenly watching voters exercise their rights.
“Other members of my team are spread across the country to witness and oversee the conduct of this democratic process.”
On Thursday, June 22, Professor Osinbajo and his team met with several stakeholders to learn more about the electoral environment in the country.
They also heard various perspectives and other information in the run-up to Sierra Leone’s elections.
On Friday, June 23, Professor Osinbajo led his team to learn of final preparations for the country’s electoral commission.
“During the visit to the Bintumani Conference Centre, the Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group met Commissioners of the Independent Commission for Peace and National Cohesion and the Human Rights Commission of Sierra Leone and visited their situation rooms,” the Commonwealth noted.
On the same day, Professor Osinbajo met with heads of other international observer missions to compare notes before the elections.
Experts say Osinbajo’s outstanding performance as Nigeria’s immediate past number two citizen puts him in good stead for more international assignments.