US Ambassador to Sierra Leone, David Reimer said the US is concerned over irregularities in the June 2023 multitier election and that they want an independent body to investigate the election results.

The United States is concerned about irregularities with the result announced by the ECSL.

“That includes big difference between the ECSL announced results and the parrallel tabulation as well as the inconsistencies that were analysed by domestic and international observers,” Ambassador Reimer said in an interview with Radio Democracy.

He said the inconsistencies and irregularities have raised concerned not only by the US but the international community at large. He added that they are also calling for dialogue between the main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) and other parties including the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP).

Reimer also said the US has also advised the APC not to boycott the government. He said their admonition is hinged on the fact that there must two parties in a democracy.

While the US Government is yet to congratulate President Julius Maada Bio, the Ambassador was quick to state that Bio is the President of Sierra Leone.

What we have not done was to congratulate him,” he said.

Locals fear that the outcome of the June 2023 elections have strained the relationship between Sierra Leone and the US. But the Ambassador clarified that the US is reviewing their programmes.

What we are doing is review of all our programmes -all of our government programmes,” he said.

He added that there will be no changes in what they are doing for the people of the country. He said that is the focus of the US.

We will focus on helping people -helping their lives improve and we will continue to be for the people no matter what happened,” Reimer said.

The 2023 election results proved to be one of the most controversial elections in recent times. The main opposition has failed to acknowledged the results. The party released a dossier signed by elected members of parliament and local council resolving to boycotting the government.