Three seats in the ECOWAS parliament will have to change hands as a result of the just ended elections which saw some members losing their parliamentary seats and in effect their ECOWAS parliamentary seats.
This was disclosed by Hon. P.C. Brima Kebbie who is the Paramount Chiefs representative from Sierra Leone in the ECOWAS parliament.
P.C. Kebbie explained that a member would cease to be a member of the ECOWAS parliament as soon as he or she loses his or her seat at home.
Two of the five members – Dr Fatmata Hassan (SLPP) and A.O.D.George (SLPP) lost their seats during the last elections and President Ernest Bai Koroma did not contest the parliamentary elections thereby technically giving up the seat.
In effect the three seats occupied by the three people above will now have to change hands.
The other two members Hon. Dr Brima Kamanda and Hon. P.C.Brima Kebbie will still maintain their seats.
According to the Clerk of Parliament Mohamed Abu Kemokai, fresh elections are going to be held for representations to the ECOWAS parliament.
Observers say the three new members are likely to be members of the All Peoples Congress party since they now have the majority in parliament