Though the main opposition, the All People’s Congress, is still leading in the announced provisional results by NEC, the APC presidential spokesman Alpha Kanu yesterday in Freetown told journalists that his party was not claiming victory yet.
At their party’s Freetown headquarters where he called a press conference, he added that, “our leader has one of the highest levels of integrity in this country, so he will never claim victory until it is pronounced by NEC”.
The spokesman disclosed that though the National Electoral Commission (NEC) had its Results Collation Centre (RCC), the APC also had its own “Results Collation Centre (RCC)” manned by experts in statistics, economics, operations, and research.
“So far we have collated 63% of the votes cast in last Saturday’s presidential run-off,” adding that for the SLPP to close the present gap between them and the APC, the former needed to score 100% of the votes in Kailahun, Pujehun and Bonthe.
Responding to questions that if they had problems with the results if they intended using legal means to redress them, he replied: “the APC under Ernest Bai Koroma knows nothing else… it is a vehicle whose driver is law abiding. He will write first to NEC and the law provides that if NEC cannot handle that the Supreme Court in the case of the presidential run-off will have to adjudicate and we are prepared to go to that level”.
But revealed that, “sources at State Lodge are telling us that the SLPP is putting tremendous pressure on the chairperson of NEC and NEC itself so that the results in Kailahun and Kenema, which we have contested, should not be investigated properly. We are watching. We have all our evidence”.