The Commissioner for the Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone (ECSL), Mohamed Konneh has disclosed that 600 under-age registered voters during the registration period last year will be investigated by the Sierra Leone police (SLP).
Konneh made this revelation yesterday at the City Hall on Wallace Johnson Street, Freetown.
The Commissioner said the suspects will be handed to the police for investigation possibly before the next election in June this year.
This new development will be an added effort by the Commission after over 45,000 double-registered voters were identified and deleted.
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In response to the statement by Commissioner Konneh, the Inspector General of Police William Fayia Sellu said that suspects found wanting after the investigations will be reprimanded until after the elections.
Participants at the gathering, called on the international community and other democratic institutions to oversight the operations of the Commission to dissuade election malpractice.
Sierra Leone will go to the polls this June in a multi-tier election. Some locals said that this election will be one of the most hotly contested.
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The two main candidates are the incumbent Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) President Julius Maada Bio and the main opposition, Dr. Samura Kamara. Analysts have described the contest as a rematch of the 2018 elections which saw Bio winning by a close margin.
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