Sierra Leoneans today head to the polls to cast their votes for the country’s future leadership. As the nation awaits the final outcome, the counting process has commenced in some polling centers across the country.

One of our reporters stationed at Waterloo has provided an update on the ongoing counting process. At Center 15023 in ward 377, Banga Farm Waterloo, Western Rural district, the ballots are currently being tallied. Additionally, at Center number 15057 in the western rural district of Waterloo, specifically at station number 02, the counting process is also underway.

In a surprising development, the Chief Electoral Commissioner of the Electoral Commission for Sierra Leone (ECSL), Mohamed Konneh, has announced an extension of voting hours. Originally scheduled to end at 5pm local time, voting will now continue beyond the designated time. Commissioner Konneh explained that individuals who are still in line to cast their ballots after 5pm will be allowed to do so.

Addressing concerns about potential electricity shortages at polling centers, Commissioner Konneh reassured the public that solar lamps have been provided to ensure uninterrupted operations throughout the night.

As the counting process proceeds and voters exercise their rights, the nation eagerly anticipates the final results that will determine the course of Sierra Leone’s future. Stay tuned for more updates on this pivotal election.