Sierra Leonean Presidential Run-Off Can Go Ahead - Court
It appears ex-President Jonathan will have to spend more time in Sierra Leone.
Jonathan, who is leading the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (EISA) Election Observation Mission for the run-off election had arrived Freetown last Friday.
He may have to wait until March 31 when the Supreme Court has fixed the run-off.
The court arrived at the decision after receiving a request for a postponement from the country's National Electoral Commission (NEC).
The NEC requested the delay after a high court lifted an interim injunction placed on the vote on Monday, only leaving a few hours for the commission to prepare for the run-off.
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Recall that a Sierra Leone court in Freetown had on Saturday granted a request of a member of the ruling party for an injunction to delay a presidential election run-off scheduled.
The party member, Ibrahim Sorie Koroma, had filed for the delay, saying there is evidence of electoral fraud that needs to be investigated before the poll goes ahead.
The run-off will see opposition candidate, Julius Bio face-off against ruling party candidate, Samura Kamara, after no candidate reached 55% of the votes needed to win in the first round on March 7.
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