Concord Times (Freetown)

23 November 2012

Sierra Leone: Voters Pledge to Be Quiet

As the long awaited elections day has come to an end, voters from the All People's Congress (APC), Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) and the United Democratic Movement (UDM) of both constituencies 106 and 109 have pledged to be quiet about the provincial results being announced by the Independent Radio Network until the National Electoral Commission (NEC) declares the final results.

Most of these voters pledged not to cause any havoc that will lead to violence in their respective wards as they are confident that their different political parties will win the elections as they have voted.

Alimamy Samura of Ward 375 in Constituency 106 said he is sure that the APC will win in the first ballot as their leaders have worked very hard for the progress of the country, having constructed roads, provided free health care for pregnant women, under-five children and lactating mothers and therefore needs a second chance to continue the development effort. He said they will wait for the final results to be announced by Dr. Christiana Thorpe with the hope that there will be no run-off in the elections.

He said the APC government has worked hard in the interest of the country and not for individuals hence they will wait for the results.

On the other hand, Martha Bundu of Constituency 109 said the SLPP will win in the first ballot and will kick the incumbent government out of power as it has not fulfilled most of the promises made in the past five years. She said if the SLPP is allowed to rule this time around, the party will do better than in previous years.

She also noted that they will not cause violence about the results announced by the IRN so far as they are hoping on the results NEC will announce at the end of the day.

Idrissa Kanu of UDM said his party only has hopes for parliamentary and councillorship seats and will not fight each other but will be patient till the final results are announced.

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