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Observer Mission Mahama reviews security preparations ahead of Sierra Leone elections

The leaders reviewed and discussed the security situation, preparations by the National Electoral Commission.

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Former President John Mahama and his colleague former Heads of State heading various Observer Missions have been meeting in Freetown, Sierra Leone to review preparations ahead of Wednesday March 7, 2018 general elections.

Present at the meeting were former President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan, who is heading the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa, Amos Sawyerr, former President of Liberia leading the ECOWAS Mission and Kgalema Motlanthe, former South African President who is leading the African Union Mission.

 

READ MORE: Mahama holds discussions with political stakeholders ahead of Sierra Leone elections

The leaders reviewed and discussed the security situation, preparations by the National Electoral Commission, concerns raised by the various political parties and their candidates and the issue of a ban on vehicular movement across the country on Sierra Leone.

 

Sierra Leone votes

On Wednesday  March 7, Sierra Leone is heading to the polls as the second of President Ernest Bai Koroma's constitutionally mandated two terms comes to an end.

READ ALSO: Mahama to lead Commonwealth Observer Group

 

The ruling All People's Congress (APC) party and the Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) have always dominated politics since Sierra Leone gained independence from Britain in 1961.

But two new political parties upset the political dynamics and support bases of the SLPP and APC when they joined the 2018 presidential race.

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