The Interim Transitional Governance Committee (ITGC) of the All People’s Congress (APC) has on Saturday 20 August 2022 provided updates on the promulgated rules of procedures and regulations for the conduct of lower level elections of the party and the national voter registration process.

According to the Interim Transitional Governance Committee (ITGC), the statement is in receipt of objections by members of the public through the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) to provisions of the Party’s published Rules of Procedures and Regulations for the conduct of Lower Level Elections.

“As required by the PPRC, the Party is accordingly responding to objections from a total of nine (9) objectors. The Party shall serve copies of its response to each objection to the respective objectors through the PPRC by Monday, 22 August 2022,” the Committee stated.

“Consequently, the PPRC shall conduct hearings on all the objections and deliver a ruling on the same. The Commission will further cause the Rules of Procedures and Regulations for Lower Level Elections to be published for fourteen (14) days in the Sierra Leone Gazette as required.”

The ITGC further noted that the count of 60 days will commence for the conduct of all lower-level elections of the APC by the Transitional Interim Independent Elections Management Committee (THEMC).

“More importantly, the ITGC has activated preparations for the effective participation of the Party in the forthcoming National Voter Registration scheduled for Saturday 3rd September to Tuesday 4th October 2022. Therefore, the Party calls on all Sierra Leoneans aged 18 and above to go out and be registered at the nearest registration centre,” they stated.

“However, the attention of the ITGC has been brought to yet another misleading Press Statement dated 19th August 2022 allegedly. At this point, therefore, the Committee wishes to welcome the disapproval by Party members and the general public to the deliberate and continuous attempts by Alfred Peter Conteh, who, under the guise of Chairman, is in the habit of publishing misleading press releases purporting to have been published by the ITGC,” the Committee added.

The ITGC further asked the Party members and the general public to consider such behaviour not only a mere distraction and remiss of his position as Chairman but also an attempt by him to subvert the orders of the High Court of Justice Adrian Fisher J. of 28th April 2022.

“The ITGC shall continue to keep members strictly guided on the progress of the activities of the Party,” the Committee concluded.