Ex-President Koroma tells Sierra Leoneans to Protect their Votes

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In a statement released this afternoon, the former president (photo) exhorts citizens to fully participate in the forthcoming electoral process and take all necessary steps to protect their votes. This statement is made on the backdrop of waning trust in the country’s elections management bodies (EMBs), as observed by the EU Elections Follow-up Mission to Sierra Leone.

“Ex-President Koroma therefore seizes this moment to entreat all Sierra Leoneans to fully participate in the forthcoming electoral processes and in choosing who their next leaders should be. This includes making sure that their civic rights to vote is respected, that they actually take the necessary steps to cast their votes and then ensure that their votes are counted,” the statement reads.

Koroma further reiterated his commitment toward sustainable peace in the country, whilst dismissing romours about him harbouring an intention to contest for the presidency against the prescribed constitutional two-term limit. Koroma further commends the UN Resident Coordinator to Sierra Leone for supporting the country’s peace-building efforts and credible elections. See statement below.

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Office of H.E. Ernest Bai Koroma, President of Sierra Leone 2007 – 2018

Press Release

The attention of the Office of Former President Koroma has been drawn to a certain social media campaign purportedly appealing to the statesman to stay on and to contest the 2023 presidential election. The public is hereby informed that Ex-President Koroma, being the distinguished democrat he is, is not in any shape or form associated with those calls and has no such intentions.

President Koroma appreciates the fact that many Sierra Leoneans are yearning for his good governance and inclusive leadership. However, the well-regarded statesman believes that he has served his country well within the constitutional two terms limit.

“I have played my part and bowed out gracefully. While I stand ready to support genuine efforts for peace, national cohesion and economic development; I am now focused on supporting our regional, continental and global efforts on peace, good governance and environmental protection,” ex-president Koroma asserted.

Meanwhile, former President Koroma commends the United Nations Resident Coordinator, Dr Babatunde Ahonsi, on his call to “put Sierra Leone first” and his expressed determination to “directly support efforts for peaceful and credible elections”.

Ex-President Koroma therefore seizes this moment to entreat all Sierra Leoneans to fully participate in the forthcoming electoral processes and in choosing who their next leaders should be. This includes making sure that their civic rights to vote is respected, that they actually take the necessary steps to cast their votes and then ensure that their votes are counted.

Once again, former Presisent Koroma wishes Sierra  Leone a peaceful and successful  2022.

3 COMMENTS

  1. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I
    find this matter to be actually something that I think I would never understand.

    It seems too complex and very broad for me. I am looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

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