As Bio Unveiled his Running-mate, NEC Announces Election Date

Dr. Kadie Sesay

News from our home based editorial desk in Freetown has indicated thatall our earlier predictions about the country’s main opposition party, SLPP, are fallen in place one after the other, as the elected flag-bearer Ret. Brig. Julius Manda Bio named today Dr. Kadie Sesay as his running-mate in the forthcoming presidential and parliamentary elections. It must be noted that Critique Echo predicted Dr. Kadie Sesay as the most suitable candidate for the position in late July this year.  

Meanwhile, the Chief Electoral Commissioner and Chairperson of the National Electoral Commission (NEC), Christiana A. M. Thorpe (Dr.) after consultation with the President, have announced the date for the Presidential Election slated for November 17 next year. According to a Press Release from the NEC Chairperson, she stated that “in exercise of the powers conferred on it by section 28 of the Electoral Laws Act 2002 (Act No. 2 of 2002), the National Electoral Commission after consultation with the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, hereby makes the following proclamation that; “The 17th day of November 2012 is hereby appointed as the day for the election of the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone.” However, the release is silent about the date for Parliamentary, City and District Council elections.

About Othman Sheriff 347 Articles
Born and raised in Kenema district, eastern Sierra Leone, Othman Sheriff began practicing journalism during his school days as a youthhood hobby. With a bachelor's degree in mass-media and communication, and a Master’s degree in development and peacebuilding, Sheriff is the Editor-in-Chief and CEO of Critique Echo Newspaper. While tirelessly using journalism as a tool to place his country’s socioeconomic and political landscape under a magnifying glass, Sheriff is deeply involved in community development projects. Over the years, Sheriff has formulated and implemented billions of Leones worth of development projects with funds from Europe and USA. He is chiefly focused on community infrastructural development and economic resuscitation projects, fostering interethnic, interreligious and sociocultural cohesion among the young population in Kenema district. Sheriff is a member of many international peacebuilding initiatives including the United Religious Initiative (URI), International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP), Intercultural Leaders Network and Youth Solidary Fund program of the United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC)


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