Sierra Leonean Ruling Party Claims President Has Been Re-elected
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on June 26, 2023
Presidential candidate of the main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) in last Saturday’s presidential election in Sierra Leone, Dr Samura Kamara, has vowed not to accept “any skewed, manipulated and unverified results.
Kamara, who on Sunday alleged rigging, however, assured his “supporters and the citizens of Sierra Leone that the APC is on an irreversible path to an overwhelming victory.”
His statement came against claims by the ruling Sierra Leonean Peoples Party (SLPP) that from preliminary reports, the incumbent president, Julius Maada Bio “is confident of a landslide victory.
According to the SLPP National Secretary General, Umaru Napoleon Koroma, “Results tabulated in the party’s centres indicate that there will be no runoff, adding that the people have spoken overwhelmingly and have done so by entrusting President Bio with the nation’s fate for a further five years.
Ahead of the declaration of results, reports gathered that there are fears of protest by the opposition.