The ex-president had been earlier appointed the leader of the Commonwealth international observers  to monitor the Tanzanian general elections scheduled for October 25.

The Daily News of Tanzania reports that citizens of the country are anxious and happy that the former Nigerian leader will lead a 33-nation observer mission.

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Describing him as “a hero of free and fair election in Africa”, Tanzanians are sure that Jonathan’s presence will bring credibility to the polls.

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Reports coming from the country indicate that the upcoming elections might be the toughest elections in the country’s history. Like in Nigeria’s polls, the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi party, which has been in power since Tanzania’s return to multiparty democracy in 1992 is being challenged by a united opposition that has been making significant electoral gains.

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