The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Sheriff Barrie, who contested the local council elections for ward 373 Foulah town and Mountain Cut has expressed dissatisfaction over the conduct of the just concluded council elections.
Mr Barrie said his first dissatisfaction was when NEC informed them that they should deposit two passport size photos during nominations that was to be used on the ballot papers on elections day. He said he was surprised to have seen the picture of their photo copied on ID cards. “That was not what we were told and infact I told my supporters of the pictures I sent to NEC. And you know most of them could not read and the most unfortunate thing was that the picture I sent to them I wore a gown and a hat but the one they used on elections day was quite different. That alone made me to lose many votes” he stated.
He also commented on the moving around of the APC MPs from polling station to polling station and also the moving around of the President on that day as not proper. “The President was not contesting … it would have been understood if he was going to his polling station to vote, but as the NEC chairperson commented that he was ill- advised to have done that” he said. Mr Barrie mentioned that he was shocked to have seen on elections day people campaigning at Annie Walsh polling station. He stated that what he’d observed about the elections was clear for him to ascertain that the country has been divided along tribal lines.