Goodluck Jonathan, former Nigerian president, has said he was delighted with the outcomes of the Sierra Leonean presidential poll, which he participated in as an observer. Opposition candidate Julius Madaa Bio won the election and has been sworn in. He defeated Samura Kamara, former minister and presidential candidate of the ruling All Peoples Congress.
“President Bio’s victory and subsequent peaceful transfer of power show that democracy is surely being consolidated in our sub-region.
“I am delighted to have witnessed the process, having led the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) Observation Mission to Sierra Leone,” said Jonathan who in 2015 was unseated by then opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari, now president.
Moreover, Jonathan commended Sierra Leoneans for the successful conduct of the 2018 Presidential elections.
“I also commend the immediate past president, Ernest Bai Koroma and other presidential candidates [and] Samura Kamara for supporting the processes of credible elections and allowing a peaceful power transfer from the ruling party to the opposition to take place,” he added.