Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo will lead the West African Elders’ Forum (WAEF) pre-election fact-finding team to Sierra Leone, ahead of the country’s general elections in June.

In a statement on Wednesday, Wealth Dickson Ominabo, communications officer, Goodluck Jonathan Foundation, said the delegation also includes former president Goodluck Jonathan and former vice-president of The Gambia, Fatoumata Tambajang.

The team in its two-day mission to Sierra Leone will look into the country’s preparedness and lay the groundwork to support inclusive and peaceful elections.

The West African Elders’ Forum (WAEF) has deployed a pre-election fact-finding mission to Sierra Leone, ahead of the country’s general elections scheduled for June 2023,” the statement reads.

The WAEF team which is led by former President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo also has former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and former Vice President of The Gambia Fatoumata Tambajang as members, would be interfacing with major political leaders and other key stakeholders in Sierra Leone as a means of deepening the confidence and trust of the citizens in the electoral process.

“The two-day mission in support of inclusive and peaceful general elections is billed to begin on Wednesday, April 12, 2023.

“Members of the Missions would hold consultations with the country’s political actors and stakeholders, including the civil society and the Diplomatic Corps, the Electoral Management Bodies and Agencies, in a bid to ascertain the level of preparedness towards conducting free, fair and credible elections.”