The second set of Local council elections results has been annouced at the Kenema District Council Hall in Kenema with security personel all over the place and entrance to the compound was restricted, even party members who entered the fence of the compound were only permitted according to the names sent to NEC. The number of security personnel was more than the people present.
Addressing the audience the Senior Election Officer East Philip Kargbo encouraged all candidates to be patient as according to the dates annouced last they have not exhausted the results yet and there is more time for the final result.
In the hall, there were people from Kailahun, Kono and Kenema districts eager to get the results. This time the Regional Commissioner Sylvanus Torto did not entertain any question from the public as he did during the last annoucement.
As soon as he annouced the result he went out and boarded his waiting vehicle and drove out of the compound. The next set or third session of the results will be announced on Monday 21st July 2008.
A woman who was standing out side the fence remarked that she is optimistic the result will not go contrary to what they expect.