Sierra Leone election runoff can be fair and credible

The runoffs are underway. About time too.  The country is simply fed up with all the shenanigans going on between the parties, the National Electoral Commission (NEC), the Sierra Leone Police (SLP), the Judiciary, but to name a few.

There are a whole bunch of issues I want to analyse here, including but not limited to the recent High Court ruling, Sam Sumana “endorsement” cliff-hanger, integrity of NEC and the 1st round elections, threats of a military coup and of course, the obligatory prediction of who will be our next President.

But I think it makes sense to talk about the security of Sierra Leone – post elections, that concerns me quite a bit. The country is seriously polarised at the moment, throw in the tribalistic rhetoric, sprinkle some regionalism into the mix and we have what appears to be a very volatile situation awaiting a tiny spark!

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Source: Sierra Leone Telegraph

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.