In less than fourteen days to the 27th March, 2018 presidential run-off elections between the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) and the incumbent All People’s Congress (APC) party the topical discussion or debate doing the rounds is the question about whether or not certain political parties will strike a deal with either the SLPP or the APC to help either party emerge victorious
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, hails the timely announcement of the final results of the first round of the presidential election in Sierra Leone by the National Elections Commission (NEC) on 13 March 2018. Mohamed Ibn Chambas commends the people of Sierra Leone for the successful conduct of the polls and the peaceful atmosphere that prevailed on polling day and throughout the electoral process so far. The Special Representative of the Secretary-General congratulates the two candidates for the second round, Julius Maada Bio and Samura Kamara.
Sierra Leone’s presidential election has reached a defining moment for which 25% of the national votes, unavoidably the decider between the two main political parties - ruling APC and main opposition SLPP.
N’fah Alie Conteh, Chief Electoral Commissioner has had untiring moments releasing the result by 25% at every given stage.