The date for the distribution of Voter Registration Cards, initially scheduled for 17th to 26th March, 2023, has been postponed to 7th to 16th April, 2023.
The postponement according to the Electoral Commission for Sierra Leone (EC-SL) is due to the delay in air freighting of the voter registration cards caused by strike action of air traffic controllers of the chartered cargo flight.
The Commission has appealed to Sierra Leoneans and assured of its commitment to conducting credible and transparent elections.
In similar development, the newly appointed Commissioner for the Northwest region at the EC-SL, Albert Samba Kanu, has subscribed to the oath of office before His Excellency President Dr Julius Maada Bio.
In his brief acceptance speech, Mr. Kanu thanked the President for the confidence reposed in him, adding that he was aware of the importance of that national assignment and, therefore, assured of his best output and to do his work according to the law.
In his statement, President Julius Maada Bio congratulated Mr Kanu, saying that his job was no mean task and that he should, therefore, be prepared for the challenges associated with it. He used the occasion to admonish citizens to be peaceful and law-abiding during and after the electoral process.
“Elections should be peaceful, and the rules should be clear to all citizens. It is the responsibility of the National Electoral Commission to ensure the rules are clear for all to understand,” he said.
The President also cautioned those who intended to create chaos during the election process, adding that if anyone was caught, they would face the full force of the law.