NEC Boss Off To S/Leone -To Observe Elections

MONROVIA : The Chairperson of the National Elections Commission (NEC), Madam Davidetta Browne Lassanah at the head of delegation is currently in Freetown, Sierra Leone to observe the general election conducted on Saturday, June 24, 2023.

According to a press release from NEC issued over the weekend and signed by Prince Dunbar, Deputy Director of Communications, Chairperson Browne Lansanah and the delegation are in Freetown on an invitation from Mohamed Kenewui Konneh, Chief Electoral Commissioner and Chairman of the Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone (ECSL), to observe the multi-tier elections and provide peer support to the ECSL as a member of ECONEC and the Mano River Union.

The ECSL is conducting elections for paramount chief members of parliament (PCMP), the president, members of parliament (MP), mayors, chairpersons, and councillors.

“I believe the Sierra Leone multi-tier elections in June 2023 will be a valuable experience as you prepare to conduct your elections,” ESCL Chief Electoral Commissioner Konneh said in the communication inviting NEC. ECSL, he noted, is looking forward to more sustained collaboration with NEC.

Last Saturday, Sierra Leoneans went to the polls to elect a new president upon the expiration of the tenure of the incumbent Julius Maada Bio of the Sierra Leonean People’s Party who is seeking a second term. He is  being challenged by Mr. Samura Kamara of the All People’s Congress in a tight race that also featured other presidential candidates from smaller parties.

The results of the elections are expected in days.

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