As at 7am on Thursday 8th March 2018 the APC tally centre at Aberdeen has collected about the RRF forms with the results from about 92% of polling stations nationwide.

Generally the results have been disappointing as compared to our performances in 2007 and 2012 Elections.

In Western Area, our APC percentage drastically reduced to 52% with SLPP increasing their percentage to around 46% and other political parties and void around 2%. We have also lost some Parliamentary seats in the Western Area.

In the Eastern Region, Kenema, Kailahun and Kono our performance was also very disappointing. We have lost all our Parliamentary seats in Kenema, Kailahun and Kono. For the presidential election our performance is around 9% in the entire Eastern Region. The SLPP has secured around 90% in the Eastern Region. Other political parties and void are around 1%.

In the Southern Region, Bo, Moyamba, Pujehun and Bonthe, our performance was also very disappointing. We have lost all parliamentary seats in the Southern Region. For the presidential election, our performance is around 8% in the entire Southern Region. The SLPP has secured around 91% and other political parties and void around 1%.

In the Nothern Region, we have had a shocking performance generally. Our percentage overall has been 53%. NGC has secured around 25%, SLPP will secure around 20% and other political parties 2%.

Finally, from the results tallied in our APC situation room, we regret to say that SLPP will likely secure between 55% and 57% across the country. Any plan for a second round as a party should be reviewed because the chances are very slim. Since last night reports from across the country show that our supporters and members are demoralised hence the party structure will need to calm their nerves. Let us go to the drawing board as a Party to see what lessons can be learnt from the 2018 elections.

Hon. Logus Koroma
National Elections Coordinator