A group of Sierra Leoneans who are passionate about open elections data and open data are deeply concerned about the misleading headlines being propagated on the internet by “Agora, a Swiss Lab & Foundation for digital democracy.”
The Sierra Leone National Electoral Commission (NEC) did not officially use Agora’s blockchain technology to vote or tally votes during the March 7th, 2018 general elections held in Sierra Leone.
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)