The Electoral Commission for Sierra Leone (ECSL) is reportedly preparing to announce the provincial figures for the just concluded nationwide voter registration exercise for the conduct of the 2023 general elections.
Meanwhile, members and supporters of both the ruling SLPP and the main opposition APC have expressed satisfaction over the nationwide voter registration exercise and have reportedly started a very serious debate with both parties, according to data collected from the voter registration exercise, claiming victory of the 2023 general elections.
Currently, ECSL is said to be carrying out a general audit on the entire process by collecting and extracting data from the National Civil Registration Authority (NCRA) before releasing the final provincial results.
While commending the ECSL and other partners for a job well done, the ruling SLPP in a recent press release noted that figures from voting centers across the country have given the party edge over the opposition parties, adding that the figures are largely reflective of the final Mid Term Census results that were presented to president Bio lately by Statistic Sierra Leone.
According to the SLPP press release signed by the Secretary-General, Umaru Napoleon Koroma Esq the party hierarchy has appreciated what it considered as good work done by the ECSL despite the many challenges faced during the entire process across the country.
However, a member of the main opposition APC National Election Coordinating Team, Lawyer Ahmed Sesay, recently stated that based on the figures from voting centers across the country, the main opposition whose stronghold is the North-West is poised for a clean sweep in the forthcoming 2023 general elections, stressing that the figures proved that North-West registered more than the South-East.
Lawyer Ahmed Sesay also waxed lyrical about certain districts, including, but not limited to Port Loko, Bombali, Tonkolili, and the Western Area both urban and rural for what he described as record-breaking registration figures compared to that of the 2017 voter registration exercise.
Meanwhile, according to Lawyer Ahmed Sesay, the ECSL has up to forty days for the exhibition of the register, adding that after the exhibition stage, the ECSL will release the final provincial voter registration results for the conduct of the June 24th, 2023 general elections.