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National Electoral Commission (NEC) Sierra Leone, Official Statement - We Are Not Done Yet,” Says National Electoral Commission Chair”

“WE ARE NOT DONE YET,” SAYS NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION CHAIR 

Freetown, Sierra Leone, 12 March 2018 – Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) has accepted the final requests for recounts of presidential ballot papers cast on 7 March 2018.  

The NEC will recount ballot papers cast in a further 72 polling stations, in addition to the 82 polling stations identified for recount and reported to the public yesterday.   

Of all 11,122 polling stations opened on election day, polling stations requiring recount total 154.  This represents less than two percent of all polling stations. 

According to NEC Chair, Mohamed N’fah-Alie Conteh, “We are not done yet.  NEC staff are working around the clock to finalise these results. Party agents have scrutinised our work over the last five days, and we have now agreed to a final set of recounts. We are striving to deliver a result in the presidential election as soon as possible.” 

Some recounts were completed today and the results from these polling stations are now ready to be entered and cleared by the IT system.  To date, no polling station results have been cancelled.   

The Commission takes very seriously the responsibility with which it is entrusted and will take every necessary measure to ensure that election results reflect the will of Sierra Leonean voters, as expressed on ballot papers on 7 March. 

As he has said since 7 March, Chairman Conteh reminds Sierra Leoneans that “the only real results are my results.” 

Details of the polling stations identified for recount today are as follows. 

District Polling Centre Number Polling Station Number Kailahun 1002 2 Kailahun 1072 2 Kailahun 1088 3 Kailahun 1110 2 Kailahun 1191 1 Kenema 2018 5 Kenema 2053 3 Kenema 2088 2 Kenema 2091 4 Kenema 2103 3 Kenema 2127 1 Kenema 2130 4 

 

District Polling Centre Number Polling Station Number Kenema 2168 1 Kenema 2191 2 Kenema 2203 3 Kenema 2207 2 Kenema 2242 2 Kenema 2267 4 Kenema 2274 3 Kenema 2316 (station number not present) Kono 3001 (station number not present) Kono 3010 2 Kono 3016 (station number not present) Kono 3024 2 Kono 3025 2 Kono 3050 4 Kono 3051 4 Kono 3056 2 Kono 3057 3 Kono 3067 2 Kono 3089 (station number not present) Kono 3098 2 Kono 3108 2 Kono 3111 3 Kono 3121 2 Kono 3125 4 Kono 3129 2 Kono 3134 1 Kono 3139 3 Kono 3150 3 Kono 3151 2 Kono 3153 4 Kono 3155 5 Kono 3156 1 Kono 3160 2 Kono 3171 3 Kono 3187 6 Kono 3196 5 Kono 3211 4 Kono 3222 4 Kono 3223 3 Bombali None ordered  Falaba None ordered  Koinadugu None ordered  Tonkolili None ordered  Karene None ordered  

 

District Polling Centre Number Polling Station Number Bo 11082 1 Bo 11082 3 Bo 11082 5 Bo 11201 3 Bo 11283 4 Bonthe None ordered  Moyamba None ordered  Pujehun None ordered  Western Area Rural 15076 1 Western Area Rural 15076 2 Western Area Rural 15076 3 Western Area Rural 15076 4 Western Area Rural 15076 5 Western Area Urban 16009 6 Western Area Urban 16019 3 Western Area Urban 16030 5 Western Area Urban 16163 5 Western Area Urban 16166 5 Western Area Urban 16167 (station number not present) Western Area Urban 16180 7 Western Area Urban 16194 6 Western Area Urban 16247 10 

 




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