In preparation for the highly anticipated Sierra Leone multi-tier elections scheduled for June 24th, 2023, the Electoral Commission for Sierra Leone (ECSL) have revealed the list of political candidates for the Western Area Urban district.

The Western Area Urban district, a crucial battleground for the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) and the main opposition, All People’s Congress (APC), is set to witness a closely contested race under the Proportional Representation (PR) system.

The candidates for the position of FCC Mayor in the Western Area Urban district are as follows:

  1. Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr – APC
  2. Jonathan Paul Sidwe Bangura – Independent Candidate – Key
  3. Sheriff Barrie – NDA
  4. Kassim Conteh – UDM
  5. Mariama Kabba-Seray – Independent Candidate – Broom
  6. Lilian Kamara – RUFP
  7. Mohamed Gento Kamara – SLPP
  8. Ibrahim Sankoh – ADP

For the position of FCC Councillors, the following political parties are fielding candidates:

  1. APC
  2. PDP
  3. SLPP

The Western Urban MPs will also be contested by several candidates, representing different political parties and independent aspirations:

  1. APC
  2. SLPP
  3. PDP
  4. NGC
  5. Frederick Desmond Dennis Cole – Independent Candidate – Banana
  6. Alie Sami Kanu – Independent Candidate – Key
  7. China Richards – Independent Candidate – Book
  8. Ahmed Sanousi Sesay – Independent Candidate – Hand Shake
  9. Christian Thomas Weeks – Independent Candidate – Fish

The Western Area Urban district, known for its political significance, will be a focal point of the upcoming elections. With both the SLPP and APC vying for control, the competition is expected to be fierce as they seek to secure influential positions within the district.

As the date draws closer, Sierra Leoneans eagerly await the opportunity to exercise their democratic rights and cast their votes for the candidates who will shape the future of the Western Area Urban district. The outcome of these elections will undoubtedly have a significant impact on the political landscape of the region and the country as a whole.