The spokesman for Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission says the electoral body has taken new measures to ensure Saturday’s general election is transparent and credible. “The commission is poised to conducting credible elections. In that vein, the commission is undertaking series of activities,” said commission spokesman Albert Massaquoi. “At the moment the commission has recruited over 70,000 staff and training is underway for [the] staff at different levels all over the country.” Massaquoi says the Electoral Commission worked closely with all political parties as well as the police to prevent any violence during the vote.
His comments came after some Sierra Leoneans expressed concern that political party activities in the run-up to the election could create tension and violence.
“As a result of experiences of past elections, the commission in collaboration with these parties and the Sierra Leone police, has actually drawn [up] a polling day activity where vehicular movement activities would be restricted. So that people can vote within their wards in their communities and go home early,” said Massaquoi.
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