Very Senior Members of the Sierra Leone Ruling Party has accused the Chief Electoral Commissioner, Dr. Christiana Thorpe as having underhanded motives for wanting the Boundary delimitation report before Parliament to pass as it is, when they have discovered that the report is flawed.
A motion was put before the house by Honourable Kamanda, seconded by the minority leader in Parliament Hon. Momoh Pujeh which holds that they do not accept the ward boundary delimitation prepared by NEC which was laid before Parliament on the 11th March 2008.
However the motion was successfully blocked by All People’s Congress (APC) Member of Parliament, Hon. Ibrahim Bundu after the Speaker of Parliament Justice Abel Stronge ruled in favour of Hon. Bundu.
The Speaker took his own jab for this, The SLPP MPs said he gagged them, but Honourable Momoh Pujeh went for the NEC Chairperson, Dr Thorpe, He alleged that the Local Council Elections should have been held on the 4th of October but that the Commission brought the date forward to July because African States will be setting up an ECOWAS Electoral College in Sierra Leone and Dr. Christiana Thorpe is one of the favourite candidate to head that institution so she is fighting hard to qualify for the job.
“It is a disservice to the nation” The SLPP minority leader in Parliament bemoaned.
He stated that all they wanted was to get the ward delimitation report out of Parliament so that NEC could go back and consult the people whom they neglected and come again with a proper delimitation document for Parliament’s approval.
Awoko asked Dr Thorpe whether the claim her working towards appointment for an ECOWAS Electoral College was true.
She was visibly baffled and replied that she does not know what they were talking about “It is news to me.”
Meanwhile the SLPP anti NEC Ward boundary delimitation MPs had confirmed that they have filed in another motion following the proper directives of filing a motion to the clerk and they expect to try to block the passing of the report.
The report is still lying on the table of Parliament and if it is not contested after 21 days on the table of Parliament it will pass into law.