Voters in the southern city of Bo on Saturday came out in their thousands to participate in one of the most peaceful manner during the August 11 elections.
At about 5am on Saturday most of the voters went out to get the first position in the queues which some others had formed before 5am.
Most of these voters had come to the polling stations immediately after their Muslim morning prayers.
“I came here as early as 6am which was just after my morning prayers,” a 60 year-old women at the St Pius Church polling centre, New London, told Awoko.
Life in the city of Bo seemed to have come to a halt, saved for the silent whispers of the electorate who scrolled on the streets to their polling stations, and even transportation was hard to come by as the bike riders and taxi drives had decided to vote first before going about their trade.
Meanwhile, in another related development, reports from Port Loko said voting went on peacefully.
According to our correspondent, signs were positive that APC’s Ibrahim Kemoh Sesay had made it back to parliament by defeating his opponent Munirr Sankoh of the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party. The Port Loko central constituency 49 was reported to have been hotly contested with 44 polling stations.
Former ECOWAS scribe, Dr Abass Bundu of the SLPP, failed in the polls to make it to parliament as he was defeated in constituency 52 in Port Loko district by Ibrahim Bundu, while it was another win for Alhaji Buya Kamara of constituency 51. In constituency 53, pharmacist Edward Bundu Kamara of the SLPP lost to Hassan Sheriff of the APC.