State House, here he comes

Unless all the APC votes dry up completely and Solomon Berewa makes a clean sweep of all the remaining votes left in the SLPP  stronghold, Sierra Leoneans can legitimately say today that there has been a change of batons at State House–And a  young man who answers to the name of Ernest Bai Koroma, will soon have a new nomenclature–MR. PRESIDENT.

Only the deepest dreamer among the SLPP  support cast can now nurse any hope that their Presidential candidate , Solomon Berewa can still make a comeback, erase Mr. Koroma’s commanding lead and win. Today’s results from the National Election Commission ( NEC)  left SLPP  realists conceding that  the game was up :  :

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Rabid Sierra Leone People’s Party ( SLPP)  supporters online, who once argued tenaciously and unyieldingly that it was still not over yet , started conceding today after the National Elections Commission ( NEC) announced 76.1 % of the total votes that showed the opposition All People’s Congress widening its lead in the Presidential Run-offs.

Today’s figures show that the  APC Presidential candidate, Ernest Koroma , has polled 859, 144 votes against 567, 449 by the SLPP Presidential candidate, Solomon Berewa.  Statistically, it is now  60.22% – 39.78 %  in favour of APC’s Ernest Koroma. And with only less than 25% of the votes left to tally, many Sierra Leoneans online have started asking the former Vice-President , Solomon Berewa to concede defeat. “It is all over “, everybody is saying. The hopes and dreams of SLPP  supporters that they might clinch a last-minute victory from this runoffs have vanished and supporters have started turning their wrath on officials who have been feeding them false figures and false hopes from the beginning. With 42 % of the Kailahun votes called so far, even the possibility of that region becoming a miracle-worker for the SLPP  is fading fast, with lots of votes still waiting to be counted from the APC  strongholds of Bombali, Kambia and Alllied PMDC  stronghold Moyamba .


An SLPP Insider told COCORIOKO  today that a big split hit the ruling SLPP  after the release of today’s results by the National Elections Commission ( NEC) ,which leaves the party without any more realistic and genuine hope of retaining power. Our source said in an emergency SLPP  meeting, a split arose between those who want Presidential candidate, Mr. Solomon Berewa , to concede and those who want him to fight on. .

Our informant said that the Deputy Minister of Defence, Joe Blell is leading the faction that is requesting that the SLPP  accept reality and concede defeat in the national interest. The other faction, led by the Presidential candidate himself vowed to fight on to the last vote.  READ MORE

SLPP UNREALISTIC HOPES BASED ON HIJACKING THE RUNOFFS                            COCORIOKO SCOOP by our Freetown reporters

It is appearing clear that President Alhaji Ahmed Tejan Kabbah,  after series of allegation levied by members of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) that he deliberately failed to campaign for the party’s presidential candidate Solomon Berewa  to succeeded him, appeared to have finally tried  to  dictate to  the Chairperson of National Electoral Commission (NEC) Dr. Christiana Thorpe to manipulate the presidential runoff in favour of the SLPP candidate Berewa.
An investigation conducted by COCORIOKO revealed that President Kabbah ordered some senior police officers including the Inspector General of Police Brima Acha Kamara, Assistant Inspector General of Police In-Charge of Professional Standard Tamba Gbeki and former National Provisional Ruling Council (NPRC) junta leader Brigadier Julius Maada Bio to execute a covert deal in Kailahun, Bombali, Kenema, Pujehun and Moyamba districts with ballot boxes.
A police personnel attached to the Operational Support Division constable Ansu who travelled with IG/SLP Acha, Bio, AIG/SLP Gbeki and other Thursday told COCORIOKO that with  effect from Friday the results with take a different trend in favour of the SLPP as he puts it  ” Bio is afraid  of APC because if its presidential candidate,  Hon. Ernest Bai Koroma,  wins  the election,  the former NPRC junta leader will not have a peaceful stay in Sierra Leone”.

By Foday Mansaray 
It was only today after the usual Press briefings by Dr Christiana Thorpe (NEC) and the announcement of the new figures signaling  a widening lead by  the All Peoples Congress (APC) Presidential candidate  and Leader , Hon. Ernest Bai Koroma, that the Sierra Leone People Party (SLPP) READ ..

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