Popular Journalist and Media Owner, Umaru Fofona has warned against having a President, Vice President, and Speaker of Parliament from the same district.

Fofona shared his thoughts on Facebook as the Parliament of Sierra Leone convenes on Thursday to elect new leadership following the retirement and resignation of Former Speaker of Parliament, Dr. Chernor Abass Bundu.

The Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) has presented Hon. Segepoh Solomon Thomas from Bonthe District as its candidate for the election while the opposition All People’s Congress (APC) has nominated Hon. Daniel Brima Koroma from Koinadugu district.

President Julius Maada Bio hails from Bonthe District, fueling speculations of having the same District in the office of the President and Speaker if the SLPP’s Hon. Segepoh Solomon Thomas is elected

Voting is currently underway in the house of Parliament where 149 members are eligible to vote.

According to Fofona, it is fair and good for national cohesion that the country’s leadership are not from the same district.

“In the absence of the President, the Vice President is President. In the absence of the both of them, the Speaker is President. In my view, it is therefore just fair and good for national cohesion, especially at a time like this, for two of those three NOT to come from the same district. Not everything that is legal that is fair.” Fofona wrote.