Tsvangirai visits Nigeria

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Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was being expected in Nigeria Sunday evening to confer with former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the Southern African nation’s election stalemate.

Details of the planned meeting are still sketchy, but indications are that Tsvangirai would be seeking Obasanjo’s intervention in Zimbabwe’s political crisis, triggered by the delay in releasing the results of the 29 March presidential elections in the country.

A recount of the parliamentary vote in 23 constituencies started on Saturday, against the wishes of the main opposition party Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), which won the parliamentary election.

Tsvangirai is reported to have fled Zimbabwe due to an undisclosed reasons, but PANA learnt he could be engaged in rallying African leaders to intervene in the crisis.

former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on African leaders to do more to resolve the crisis, while the African Union has called for an urgent release of the presidential election. Panapress.

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