The Executive Director of the Institute for Governance Reform (IGR), Andrew Lavali has said that their recently done survey showed that most electorates are inclined to regional-based voting ahead of the June 2023 elections.

The Executive Director said that the result meant that more people practice politics based on region rather than on tribal lines which account for only 8 percent.

Lavali also added that 85 percent of electorates in the country have already made up their minds on whom to vote for in the next elections. He said the survey results showed that only 15 percent of electorates are undecided voters.

This recent survey by IGR is referred to as Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice (KAP) and is aimed at studying elections and dialogue on citizens’ policy priorities for 2023.

The study was sponsored by Irish Aid and their Head of Development, Caroc Hannon revealed that this study is Ireland’s support for peaceful and credible elections in Sierra Leone.

The Political Parties Regulation Commission (PPRC) Electoral Commission Sierra Leone (ECSL and National Council for Civic Education and Development (NaCCED) were all present at the ceremony.