• February 5, 2024

Electoral Committee has no power to organize an Election – C Bah

Electoral Committee has no power to organize an Election – C Bah
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By Sulaiman Jalloh

Sierra Leone’s Minister of Information and Civic Education has disclosed that, the electoral reform committee set up by President Maada Bio and the Opposition APC has no power to organize an election in the country, nothing, that committee cannot investigate the June 2023 election and that citizens should only expect election in 2028.

According to the Minister, Dr. David Monina Sengeh, the country’s Chief Minister and former presidential candidate of the All People’s Congress signed the peace agreement, there were some resolutions one he said is for the president to address the nation on peace and national, two he said if APC to end their non-participation in governance and that the president should constitute a cross party committee on electoral system and management body review.

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Adding that, the body is to examine the electoral structures, practices of the 2023 multitier electoral cycle. The main function of this body is to enhance credibility of all future elections to ensure free, fair and credible elections in the country.

In another development, the minister disclosed that, since the increment of the electricity tariff, the government has been meeting it been obligations by paying fifty billion Leones on a monthly basis to car power since last year. He acknowledged that, the government owes the management of car power ship, the Ministry of finance is in conversation with car power to pay the arias and has and made the first disbursement of twelve million and in the next coming days that amount will reflect to the account car power.

Minister Chernoh Bah assured citizens that, the country is not in any danger of electricity shortage in the couple of months to come. Bah was making clarifications on rumors that, the car power ship is about to shut down and that there will be an election in March during his ministry’s Weekly press briefing on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at the ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation conference hall.

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