Run Off: UN Sends Obasanjo To Liberia For Peaceful Transmission Of Power
The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has sent former President Olusegun Obasanjo to Liberia to support a peaceful transfer power to a democratically-elected president.
Guterres, who announced this yesterday in New York through his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric, also welcomed the peaceful conduct of the second round of the presidential election in Liberia.
“The Secretary-General hopes that the will of the Liberian electorate will be respected and that a seamless transfer of power will take place within constitutional timelines,” the statement said.
Guterres had requested Obasanjo, who is a member of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation, to travel to the capital Monrovia, from today till Saturday.
Obasanjo is one of 18 global leaders, senior officials and experts on the high-level board created earlier this year to advise the Secretary-General on mediation and back those efforts around the world.
The former President of Nigeria was involved in mediation efforts in Angola, Burundi, Mozambique, Namibia and South