In a project labeled “Sierra Leone Open Election Data Platform (SLOEDP),” Sierra Leonean owned LAM-TECH has donated a platform to report on the national elections slated for March 7, 2018. See https://elections.sl. SLOEDP is an open source platform to facilitate free, fair, safe, secure and transparent elections.
Sierra Leone Telegraph: 9 November 2017
As we approach the elections of March 2018, politicians are busy on the campaign trail. They are making lofty promises. These elections may mark a turning point in our political trajectory. The tenure of Ernest Koroma’s All People’s Congress (APC) will end, and the nation will elect new tenants to State House, Parliament and city and district councils.
Koinadugu District Chairman, Momoh Conteh has assured electorates in his chiefdom that Honorable members of Parliament and Councilors under his leadership as chairman will deliver on the expectation of the commoners.
He made this disclosure during a coronation ceremony of Chief Alhaji Batohma Sheriff by majority of the town chiefs across the district to be the sole representative of the Mandingo tribe in the district.
Among all odds, the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) has and continues to go through the test of time in ensuring that they take over the governance of the state to correct the wrongs of the incumbent All People’s Congress (APC) Party.
Say what you may, Julius Maada Bio in 2012 contested with the most popular candidate, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma and got over 35 percent of total vote cast.
The commissioner for the Northern Region of the National Electoral Commission (NEC), Mr. Macsood Gibril Sesay, has informed the general public that they are not going to disenfranchise any eligible Sierra Leonean whose name is on the Voter’s List on the polling day, even with or without an identity card. (Photo: Northern Region Commissioner for NEC, Macsood Gibril Sesay)
Sierra Leone Telegraph: 8 December 2017:
As the parliament of Sierra Leone closed yesterday, there were anxious moments across the country as civil society groups, the media and opposition parties received unofficial reports of the ruling APC working frantically behind the scenes, to present a last-minute Bill in parliament that could have disturbing consequences for the forthcoming general and presidential elections.
Sierra Leone Telegraph: 7 December 2017
“I came in with clean hands and I leave with clean hands,” president Koroma said this afternoon as he delivered his final speech to the people of Sierra Leone, at the closing ceremony of the country’s parliament after serving two terms as head of state.
But his final appearance as president addressing the nation will come sometime between March 7th and September 2018, when he will officially hand over power to the winner of next year’s presidential election, taking place on March 7th.
ADDIS ABABA, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- About 18 elections will be held on the African continent in 2018, according to the African Union (AU).
Speaking at the opening of the 11th UN-AU Consultative Meeting on the Prevention, Management and Resolution of Conflicts (Desk-To-Desk) on Thursday, the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security, Smail Chergui, stated that the pan-African bloc would closely monitor those elections scheduled for next year.
Former Inspector General of Police Francis Munu of the Republic of Sierra Leone has been reassigned to an ambassadorial post in Liberia after being removed from duty last week, and replaced with Richard Moigbe, his deputy.
The decision by President Ernest Bai Koroma came after pressure by the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) over the arrest of their party spokesman Lahai Lawrence Leema and the detention of several more supporters.