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Sierra Leone: Election update

Sierra Leone election update: “If you don't know by now let me be the first to say that THERE WILL BE A RUN OFF….No political party will be able to get 55% of the votes in this first round. Also there are many of my friends in the diaspora who believed the APC PROPAGANDA MACHINE and have been circulated a preliminary result form printed in AWOKO Newspaper….those results are not valid and do not represent the current picture.”

49 comments

  • foday koroma

    why result so late.This may course a different filling to the poblic and at the end another problem my occure.is it a free and fear ellection? why resolt so late

  • Edward Fatums

    One needs time to verify inorder to come out woith a credible result. The election resul is like that of Palestine with HAMAS -APC-RUF about to win? This is worrisome to many who remember how APC mismanaged the country.The way people voted on tribal lines is equally worrisome.Who ever wins must be cautious about a winner takes it all. Peace is till fragile and we need statesmanship from the new leader.

  • Gbandikolo Dandakarr

    Mr. Foday Koroma like many other and myself share the same feelings but you need some patience because the chair person is just like a chicken in the oven with heat on top and under. She got to be very careful to avoid silly mistakes. The father of Democracy delayed election results about two months six years ago. your country is just in an anticipation stage. Bravo to you.

  • Momodu Mansaray

    This election has shown that Sierra Leoneans are prepare to uphold the true values of democracy and are begining to understand that the governance of a nation state is about providing the basic necessities for the people. Over the years, it appears that the current ruling party has failed the people thus the need for change. whichever Party comes to power will know that failure to deliver the goods to the people risk wining the next election. For Sierra Leoneans the process of changing a government vai the ballot box is the best way of punishing a fail government.

    I have heard and read a lot about the way people have voted in this election. Trebalism, regionalism and sectionalism have been identified as the way people voted. As a political scientist myself this raised a serious concern. The good news is, Sierra Leoneans have been able to identify these issues now. This means we can deal with the problem as quickly as possible before it will be too late. One possible method is a coaliation government between APC and PMDC. A coaliation of this type will kill trebalism, regionalism and sectionalism. If a true democratic process is to succeed in Sierra leone, we must promote the sense of nationalism in a positive way alongside democratic values. I was born in Bo, my parent are from the North and I grew up in Freetown. So what is the problem?

  • Bockarie Ngamoh

    I share the thoughts with Edward Fatums, APC ruling Sierra Leaone in a short while will definitely hamper the peace in the sub region. Without winning the cohorts have started threatening people. Let alone they win. God bless Sierra Leone. APC MUST NOT rule Sierra Leone so shortly. They need longer time to reform properly for the sake of democracy.

  • Yusufu

    I don’t understand the reasoning of some people. If the SLPP has managed the country well why would the APC be dominating them the way they are doing. The government of Sierra Leone under the SLPP has been called one of the most corrupt in the world. Why do you guys think the most educated region of S/L (Freetown) overwhelmingly voted against the SLPP. Talking about voting on tribal lines? I just want to say that it is your people in the north and south who don’t want to change even when the writing is clear on the wall, the north has liberal people who vote wisely. Lastly, I know you guys are hoping to gain the support of Charles Margai to win any runoff elections, that will be the most crucial moment in margai’s political life, as it will make or break him. He just need to think of Osman Bangura, and Thaimu Bangura of the defunct PDP. If Margai really have any political ideals that he stands for, then I don’t think he will go back and lick his own spit, after all that has happened and how he was treated.

  • I am a sierra leonean. Now living in australia for four years. I have been following the elections via internet and digital televison. I stress to the sierra leone public to have patience and calm and allow for a fair election. I belive that if APC are in the lead by my investigations through the internet and digital television the sierrra leoneans in the western world wish nothing but peace and happiness for their country.
    Please let us live peacefully. God Bless Sierra Leone And It’s People. No more fighting who ever wins stay true to our country.

  • Daniel Kamara

    I am worried over the comments from people like(Edward Fatums)above. For me personally such comments prove that even some of the so-called elite are not growing. How can you even think to associate any political party in Sierra Leone with HAMAS? No party is fighting for land ownership in Sierra Leone if you do not know Eddy.
    Talking about mismanagement, Eddy please come and grow.
    I do not know of any government that was/is not guilty of mismanaging of all the resources both internally and externally of that Country. Please read the common comment from all commentators all over the globe about CORRUPTION AND MISMANAGEMENT IN OUR NATURALLY WEALTY SALONE.
    I am personal praying for a Leader who is a’SIEERA LEONEAN INSIDE TRUE AND TRUE’

  • Lansana Tarawallie

    Hi,
    Can i come in a bit. if we want to assess the election in sierra leone let us be frank. the election in sierra leone has shown the whole world that the ruling party cannot just come and fool people and sit in power for as long as they want as if it is a family property. this time the people has exercised their rights to say no to the ruling SLPP party. let me tell you the fact that it is KABBA who spoil the party and they were exposed when president Ghadaffi visited freetown.why didnt he sell the 2 ships rice to the people of sierra leone instead he send it straight to Ghana.wicked man.God will not permit them to seat in power again.

  • Lansana Tarawallie

    Fellow sierra leoneans let me tell you something that what God has destined no man can change it. this particular time God says Berewa should not rule sierra leone. so let us dont be labouring ourselves but depend on God.
    i pray the SLPP will not try to manipulate the second rounds. let us continue to make the good name we have already make.let it be free fair and not free and cheating.bravo to Christiana THorpe keep it up and let the world knows you are not like James Jonnah

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