SIERRA LEONE’S TWO PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ON MONDAY IN FREETOWN SIGNED AN AGREEMENT ON THE PROCEDURE FOR TALLYING OF BALLOTS BEFORE ANNOUNCEMENT OF RESULTS OF THE MARCH 31 RUN-OFF VOTE

Rtd Brig Maada Bio signed for the opposition SLPP, while Dr Samura Kamara signed for the ruling APC.

The National Electoral Commission NEC also initialled the accord, which the Heads of three international observation missions – ECOWAS, AU and Commonwealth and the UN signed as witnesses.

Prof Amos Sawyer (ECOWAS), Kgalema Motlanthe (AU), John Mahama (Commonwealth) and Dr Mohammed Ibn Chambas (UNOWAS) facilitated the meeting that prodduced the agreement also witnessed the exchange of the signed texts by the two candidates.

This will pave way for NEC’s annnouncement of the official results of the closely fought presidential race.