The ruling All People’s congress (APC) today, Monday 12th March 2018 held an emergency meeting at the party Head quarters in Freetown.
This follows as the National electoral commission is set to announce the final result of the Sierra Leone’s Presidential election tomorrow Tuesday March 13th 2018.
With 75% of the result announced by Chief Electoral Commissioner Mohamed N’fah Alie Conteh yesterday, Retired Brigadier Julius Maada Bio is on 848, 438 votes, representing 43.33% while his closest rival, Dr. Samura Mathew Wilson Kamara of the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) is pegged on 833, 519, at 42.6%.
14,919 votes separate the two leading contenders of the oldest political parties in the presidential election which took place last Wednesday, March 7.
Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella of the National Grand Coalition is in a distant third with 136, 09 votes representing 6.95%, followed by Alhaji Samuel Sam-Sumana of the Coalition for Change with 67, 132 votes, which is 3.43% of the provisional 75% votes count.
When the first 25% of the presidential result was announced early on Saturday, Dr. Samura Kamara was slightly ahead of the SLPP presidential candidate by 17, 581 votes, but saw his lead shrink to just 1,426 votes when 50% of the result was announced late in the evening.
Although, early reports suggests the election may end up in a run off, incoming reports indicates that the SLPP candidate may have won the election and surpassed the 55% threshold.
Sierraloaded understand that the emergency meeting called by the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) is to call on it supporters, sympathizers, and well wishers to accept the pronouncement of the result in good faith.