Breaking: Sierra Leone Supreme Court postpones presidential runoff to March 31

Sierra Leone

The  Sierra Leone Supreme Court has postponed the Presidential runoff to March 31. In the session held on Monday afternoon in Freetown, the court ordered that the interim injunction refraining the electoral commission from organizing the election runoff is vacated.

‘‘The interim injunction that the 1st and 2nd defendants should be refrained from conducting the March 27 presidential elections is vacated.’‘

The face-off between opposition leader Julius Maada Bio and ruling party standard-bearer Samura Kamara was supposed to go ahead on Tuesday but was delayed after a member of Kamara’s All People’s Congress alleged fraud in the first round.

The court then went ahead to give orders to the electoral commission relating to how the runoff should be conducted to ensure transparency and adherence to the Public Elections Act 2012.

Police and security forces had cordoned off the court premises to prevent angry protesters from disrupting proceedings.

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