The counting of ballot papers for the presidential run-off at station 07022 in consistency 49 was disrupted by an agent of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP).
Abu Bakarr Kamara, the SLPP agent at that station, reportedly went wild and put up a fight with a police officer and insisted that the counting be stopped without delay.
The rumpus started when the presiding officer, Alusine S Kamara, said they should put aside the disrupted ballots and wait for the consistency electoral monitor, Remy Kargbo, to pass a verdict.
According to the district officer, Shekei C Johnny, a voter had thumb-printed on two different places in a line and was objected by the SLPP agent.
However, the matter was deliberated on at a meeting of NEC officials and representatives of two political parties who resolved in a recount at NEC’s Port Loko office.
In the full view of observers and the press, the ballot in question was accepted as valid.