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Parliament Blasts NEC

Parliament Blasts NEC

In a bid to ensure credibility in the forthcoming general elections, Deputy Speaker of Parliament Hon. Chernor R M Bah representing Constituency 110 Western Urban Area on Friday 8th September 2017, frowned and cautioned the Commissioner of the National Electoral Commission (NEC), N’fa Alie Conteh on the current political and public scandal at Parliament Conference Hall, OAU Drive, Tower in Freetown.

The Deputy Speaker noted that; the engagement with NEC officials aimed at ascertaining the current political and public scandals within and outside the country as according to him they wouldn’t want anybody to be disenfranchised during election processes.

He went on to state that as Members of Parliaments (MP’s) representing their people with the aspect of ensuring the authenticity of documents presented by NEC.

The Deputy Speaker who is also serving as Chairman on Public Account Committee in Parliament advanced that in many occasion, Parliament has been faced with challenges that has to do with the masses.

“The good things that have started together in the electioneering process ended with the much needed expectation were no one’s rights disenfranchised”, said the Deputy Speaker.

Hon. Bah noted that Parliament did not want anything that would disturb or affect the electoral calendar as compared to other democratic states like the United State of America, China and Kenya.

The meeting was graced by several public officials including Deputy Honorable Leonard S. Fofanah of Kenema District, Hon. Hassan B. Sheriff of Constituency 053 Port-Loko District, Clerk of Parliament, Hon. Ibrahim Sesay among others.

Acting Minority Leader, Hon. Ansuma Jai Kaikai and Hon. Jusufu B. Mansaray of Constituency 073 Bo District responded with confidence posed on the commissioner and team as satisfied with the conduct of the entire process.

By: Mohamed Y. Turay

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