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“Make diaspora voting a reality in 2022”

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“Make diaspora voting a reality in 2022”

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…Hon. KKY appeals to government and NEC

“I call on the government and NEC in particular to ensure diaspora voting also becomes a reality in 2022 and 2023”.

These were the words of Honourable Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella after the Supreme Court judgement on the 2-SIM matter between himself and Forna delivered over the weekend in Freetown.

In addition, Hon. Yumkella wrote: “I give praise to the Almighty for his grace in making sure that my personal quest to open up the political space for Sierra Leoneans in general, and our citizens in the diaspora, has received a resounding endorsement by the Supreme Court judges of the Republic.

I commend them for their courage and vision.  Today’s landmark judgment by our highest court will benefit over a quarter million Sierra Leoneans living in the diaspora and their descendants.

As I have stated before, though the judiciary does not make laws, the Judgement by the Supreme Court constitutes a law which the parliament can now reinforce and complement by passing the omnibus bill we submitted to guarantee greater inclusivity and equity for women and the youth in national suferage and governance.

I wish to thank my gallant legal team for their professionalism and efficacy in presenting our case. Deep gratitude to our many legal friends who weighed in on the side justice. To all my family, friends and well-wishers, thanks to you for believing in me and standing by me.God bless Salone”.

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