By Peter Okutu
ABAKALIKI—Member, representing Ohaozara/Onicha/Ivo Federal Constituency in Ebonyi State, Hon. Linus Okorie, Thursday, applauded the appointment of former President Goodluck Jonathan as Leader of 33-nation observer mission to the October 25, 2015 general elections in Tanzania.
Okorie, who emerged victorious at the Election Petitions Tribunal in Abakaliki, Tuesday, commended the Commonwealth for appreciating Jonathan’s democratic virtues, which he said, was by extension, a commendation on the growth and development of democracy in Nigeria.
He noted that Commonwealth’s recognition of Nigeria’s former President, barely five months after leaving office is an indication that Jonathan is a true democrat whose style of administration and politicking are enviable.
Okorie said by that singular appointment, Jonathan has achieved the status as a “Father of Nigerian Democracy” and asked Nigerians to celebrate the former President’s undiminished legacies and the rule of law.
Jonathan was announced to lead the observation mission by the Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, Yahya Simba.