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Obasanjo, Kuffour parley on electoral reforms in Africa

By Kenneth Ehigiator
Former Ghanaian President, Mr. John Kuffour and his Nigerian counterpart, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, met at the Presidential Lounge of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, for about an hour on electoral reforms in Africa.

Kuffour called on Nigerians not to distract President Goodluck Jonathan with issues of whether or not he should contest the 2011 presidential election.

Rising from the meeting which started at 11:45 a.m, Kuffour said their discussion revolved around how electoral reforms could be effected across the continent.

He charged African leaders to allow their countries’ constitutions be their guiding principles, if peace and stability must be restored on the continent.

Efforts made by newsmen to get Obasanjo’s comments on the raging controversy as to whether President Jonathan should contest the 2011 election met a brickwall, as he simply walked away to escort Kuffour into his waiting Falcon executive jet.

Obasanjo had arrived the presidential lounge at 11a.m. to await the arrival of Kuffour, who flew in from Abuja in the jet, marked ZS-DTD, at 11:40 a.m.


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