The mediated dialogue between the Government of Sierra Leone and the main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) party is still ongoing at the Bintumani Hotel.

According to Journalist Amadu Lamrana Bah, A closing ceremony where an agreed communique will be announced is expected to be held at 8:00 p.m. today according to the Independent Commission for Peace and National Cohesion (ICPNC).

The dialogue was facilitated by the African Union (AU), the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and the Commonwealth, following the request of Sierra Leone’s Independent Commission for Peace and National Cohesion (ICPNC).

It would be recalled that the APC had previously rejected the June 24 election results, citing significant irregularities and breaches of electoral procedures. As a result, they opted out of participating in governance across various tiers, including the legislature and local councils.

In his speech at the dialogue opening ceremony on Monday, the Leader and 2023 Presidential Candidate of Sierra Leone’s opposition All People’s Congress (APC), Dr Samura Kamara mentioned that the post-election dialogue must produce a path to restoring democracy and the people’s ‘stolen votes’. He also called on the release of the disaggregated results by the Electoral Commission For Sierra Leone (ECSL).

In a direct response, Chief Minister Sengeh assured that all parties, including the APC, already possess the disaggregated results they are seeking. He emphasized the importance of adhering to the nation’s laws throughout the dialogue and expressed regret for any hurtful comments previously made by the government.

With the announcement of the final communique imminent, the eyes of the nation and the international community remain focused on the outcomes of this significant dialogue.