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Sierra Leone ruling party to delay regional elections

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Sierra Leone’s governing All People’s Congress (APC) party has announced changes in its much anticipated primary elections calendar.The APC says it was delaying all elections for constituencies and regional delegates slated for this July until nationwide boundary delimitation exercises were conducted.

The National Electoral Commission is scheduled to conduct the boundary delimitation in line with constitutional provisions.
APC was scheduled to hold its constituency and regional elections from July 10 to 16. And then the national delegate conference which is slated for September 5 and 6.
“Conventions slated for all districts and regions are hereby deferred as a result of the creation of new Districts and Regions which boundaries will affect existing Constituencies, Districts and Regions in the country,” a statement from the party’s national secretariat seen by APA on Friday stated. However, the dates for the National Delegates Conference remain unchanged.
The completion of the boundary delimitation is expected to be followed by publication of the list of the 132 constituencies and about 423 wards which will inform the constitution of the delegate list of the party, the statement signed by APC secretary general, Ousman Yansanneh, said.



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