COMMONWEALTH OBSERVER GROUP INDEED!
The Commonwealth sends ex-Military Dictators from Nigeria, to monitor elections in Commonwealth Countries. Does Nigeria have a record of clean elections?
Why not send the British Army to run the Elections in former British Colonies with Colonial Administrators, as Presiding and Returning Officers?
Why not send respected, untainted African Commonwealth Leaders, such as Ian Khama, Hifikepunye Pohamba, Festus Gontebanye Mogae, and Joaquim Alberto Chissano?
Three of these four Commonwealth Leaders, have won the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership. No Nigerian Leader has been on the shortlist.
But none has headed a Commonwealth Observer Group, to monitor elections in developing countries. Does Britain desire clean elections in the Commonwealth? No.
Don’t developed countries also need observers to monitor gerrymandering and cash and carry “democratic” elections?
Sending a Military Dictator such as Abdulsalami Abubakar, to monitor a military-censored election in Pakistan is farcical.
He certified a tainted election in Pakistan as perfect, while the British Broadcasting Corporation disagreed.
When will the Commonwealth send lions, to monitor the gazelles in the Serengeti, and Al Qaeda to monitor Boko Haram in Nigeria?
Another Nigerian Dictator, Olusegun Obasanjo was sent to monitor Ugandan Elections conducted by Dictator Yoweri Museveni.
Any election given a clean bill of health by the Commonwealth Observer Group, is suspicious and probably rigged.
The Commonwealth is the post-colonial mechanism, for ensuring continued colonization of former colonies.
Any wonder why Britain is accused of sponsoring military coups in Nigeria, Uganda, Pakistan, and Ghana.
Military “democracies” are normal for Africa and Asia, while Civilian democracies are the norm for Europe and elsewhere.
The Commonwealth Observer Group is used to certify flawed and rigged elections as free, fair, and democratic, for economic benefits.
Commonwealth Observer Group indeed