The Political Parties Regulation Commission (PPRC), has directed the Transitional Interim Independent Elections Management Committee (TIIEMC) of the All People’s Congress (APC) Party to conduct rerun elections on Wednesday 25th January 2023, in all constituencies whose petitions are upheld.
The directive according to the Commission said, is subject to the outcome of the Application now before the Court.
In a statement issued yesterday 23rd January, 2023 by the PPRC, the Commission directed that the TIIEMC is at liberty to conduct the District Executive Elections in all the remaining twelve electoral districts not affected by the ruling, at any time they deem appropriate.
The statement revealed further that the Commission has directed that the Constituency Executive at Constituency 128, where there was a tie between the two contesting sides, be shared equitably by the TIIEMC between the two sides and where there is no consensus, a raffle draw be conducted.
The PPRC said it has received several petitions from almost all of the sixteen electoral districts in the country, save for Bombali, Moyamba and Kailahun so far, relative to the conduct and outcome of the APC Party Constituency Executive elections.
It can be recalled that the APC conducted its Constituency and rerun ward elections on 14th, 17th and 15th January 2023 respectively.
Subsequent to those elections, the PPRC received a number of petitions from aggrieved members of the Party, against the conduct and outcome of both a number of the Constituency Executive elections and some of the rerun ward elections.
The Commission said as always, upon receipt of those petitions, immediately informed the Interim Transition Governance Committee (ITGC) and the TIIEMC of their filing.
The Commission on 18th January 2023, issued a press statement, advising the TIIEMC, to put on hold all Constituency Executive elections slated for the 19th January 2023, pending the hearing and determination of both the Petitions and the Application before the Court.