ECOWAS tasks Sierra Leone NEC on transparent conclusion of presidential run-off

The ECOWAS Observation Mission has advised the Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) to ensure that the Saturday run-off presidential election was concluded with fairness. The Mission urges the National Electoral Commission to approach the concluding phases of the process with fairness, openness and transparency until the proclamation of the results.

The Head of Mission, Professor Amos Sawyer was quoted giving the advice while reading the Mission’s Preliminary Declaration in Freetown on Sunday. He said that vote counting at the polling places were “conducted transparently and professionally in the presence of the agents of the two presidential candidates and some local and international observers.