The ruling All People’s Congress and the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) and People’s Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) have asked that NEC reviews its boundary delimitation for the local council elections.
The three party chairmen from Bo signed a joint communiqué on March 6 questioning how NEC went about delimiting boundaries for Bo city and district respectively.
The communiqué said the review should be done in concert with key stakeholders at regional and district levels thereby consulting stakeholders that were familiar with the terrain.
The communiqué asked that previous wards be retained for the forthcoming local council elections until such a time when proper sensitization would be done on boundary delimitation by NEC.
They pointed out that in as much as they appreciated the number of seats allocated to the Bo city council certain sections excluded from the city be included. They argued that the inclusion of those areas was because of their social connection, economic viability and their interrelationship with the city in terms of proximity and that inhabitants of these areas considered themselves as part of the city rather than the district.