I believe it was last week that the electoral commissioner, Christiana Thorpe, announced that the presidential elections in Sierra Leone will take place on Novmeber 17th 2012. That’s one year from today.
Will His Excellency Ernest Bai Koroma, APC, be re-elected as president or will another party take the lead? Only time will tell.
I clearly remember the elections that took place in 2007. Everyone was wondering whether or not they would pass peacefully. While thousands, actually about 2 million, people went to the polling stations to vote, we were confined to our team house compound on Lumley road. Just in case. Fortunately, both the first round of elections and the run-off was peaceful. Fingers crossed the same will happen this time around. I’ll keep you posted.