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Opposition parties cry foul in Sierra Leone, ECOWAS releases preliminary report | Africanews

3 months ago, 9 Mar 02:18

By: Daniel Mumbere

Two opposition parties in Sierra Leone have expressed grave concerns over the election outcome, saying it does not reflect the will of the people. Coalition for Change (CFC) and National Grand Coalition (NGC) claim that their agents were evicted from some polling stations when the counting of votes started. While the relevant authorities are yet to respond to this complaint, many election observers and indeed the electoral commission itself have urged political parties to refrain from premature actions that might jeopardise the credibility of the elections. ECOWAS Observer Mission preliminary report The observer mission from Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has in particular asked political parties, the media and civil society organisations to refrain from speculating and declaring unofficial results. Delivering their preliminary report, the ECOWAS observer mission noted that while the election was largely peaceful, free and fair, some challenges were observed including: The observers however concluded that these challenges did not diminish the transparency, fairness or credibility of the electoral process ‘at this point in time’. Preliminary statement from ecowas_cedeao on #SierraLeoneDecides2018 part 1 Sierradecides #SierraLeonedecides #SaloneDecides2018 #votesalone EUEOMSLeone2018 UNDPSierraLeone econec_resao ESRSierraLeone NECsalone GCNSierraLeone pic.twitter.com/rgSyUTiA6f Preliminary statement from ecowas_cedeao on #SierraLeoneDecides2018 part 2 Sierradecides #SierraLeonedecides #SaloneDecides2018 #votesalone EUEOMSLeone2018 UNDPSierraLeone econec_resao ESRSierraLeone NECsalone GCNSierraLeone pic.twitter.com/bjq27DcZYo Preliminary statement from ecowas_cedeao on #SierraLeoneDecides2018 part 3 Sierradecides #SierraLeonedecides #SaloneDecides2018 #votesalone EUEOMSLeone2018 UNDPSierraLeone econec_resao ESRSierraLeone NECsalone GCNSierraLeone pic.twitter.com/SlSORPAZOa Manual tallying of the votes cast is ongoing at the National tally center and regional centers, and the electoral commission has consistently asked voters to patiently wait for official results. #SierraLeone manually tallies the results of yesterday’s multi-tier elections. A time-consuming & cumbersome process. This is the elections warehouse for results from Freetown & environs. Officials say they need time to do a credible job & give correct results . Maybe next week. pic.twitter.com/IoboWckOar pic.twitter.com/PUhjXe95Tp
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Opposition parties cry foul in Sierra Leone, ECOWAS releases preliminary report | Africanews

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