May 30, 2018 By Regina Pratt
Director of Internal and External Relations at the National Electoral Commission (NEC), Albert Massaquoi, has confirmed to Concord Times that the commission would hold deferred local council elections in three districts on 16th June.
He told this medium in a telephone interview yesterday (May 29) that the local council elections would be held in Makeni, Port Loko and Bonthe district local councils.
District Electoral and Returning Officer in Port Loko district, Andrew Raka Kanu, said the two elections in Ward 234 and 235 were not by- elections as they were deferred due to some technicalities that occurred during the boundary delimitation process.
He disclosed that they have received nominations from the All People Congress, Sierra Leone Peoples Party, National Grand Coalition and Independent Candidates.
“We still rely on the Government of Sierra Leone who is our main source of funding. Other donors like United Nations Development Programme and the Irish Aid also do come in,” he said.
Kanu also noted that they have trained all the candidates, adding that “I have written to the National Electoral Commission headquarters that this is an important election which may coincide with the Muslim Pray day-Eid-ul fitr.”
He added that they have been sensitising people about the importance of the election.