Former Member of Parliament Hon. Dr. Kandeh Yumkella has congratulated President Julius Maada Bio on his re-election as President of Sierra Leone.

Despite losing his Parliamentary Seat in the 2023 multitier elections, Dr. Yumkella tweeted, “we humbly accept the people’s verdict. Heartfelt congratulations to @presidentBio and the progressive Alliance on this resounding victory. May the Almighty guide you, Mr. President to govern with inclusivity for all Sierra Leonean.”

Sierra Leonean President Julius Maada Bio  won a second term in office, receiving 56.17% of ballots cast and narrowly clearing the threshold for avoiding a runoff in the West African nation, electoral officials said Tuesday.

Main opposition candidate Samura Kamara immediately disputed the results showing he had received 41.16% of the vote in Saturday’s election.

It is a sad day for our beloved country,” Kamara tweeted after the announcement. “It is a frontal attack on our fledgling democracy. These results are NOT credible and I categorically reject the outcome so announced by the electoral commission.