The Electoral Commission for Sierra Leone (ECSL) is currently investigating allegations made by the All Peoples’ Congress (APC), the country’s main opposition party, regarding the quality of voters’ identity cards for the upcoming general election on June 24.
In response to the allegations, the Director of Public Education at the ECSL, Albert Kanneh, assured the public that the allegations were not true and that the commission is prepared to conduct the election on the stated date and time.
Kanneh also noted that the ECSL is in contact with service providers to address concerns about the printing and security features of the voter ID cards.
He reiterated that the new cards are of the highest quality and fully equipped with the latest security chip to prevent counterfeit printing. The service providers have agreed to reprint over 13,000 cards with misplaced information and address other issues that may arise among political parties about the voter ID cards.
Despite Kanneh’s reassurances, the National Secretary General of the APC, Lansana Dumbuya, has threatened to hold a peaceful protest if the ECSL fails to properly address their latest concerns.
The ECSL’s general administration will soon meet to discuss the issues raised by the APC and will release a full statement on the matter.
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