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Sierra Leone Election Controversies MAHAMA’S BROTHER TOO ACCUSED…of bankrolling disputed winner

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It has now emerged that former President John Dramani Mahama is not the only Ghanaian who has incurred the wrath of some people in Sierra Leone over allegations of implementing “an international conspiracy to steal” the victory of the governing All People’s Congress in the just ended presidential run-off election.

It has now emerged that former President John Dramani Mahama is not the only Ghanaian who has incurred the wrath of some people in Sierra Leone over allegations of implementing “an international conspiracy to steal” the victory of the governing All People’s Congress in the just ended presidential run-off election.

 

Closely linked to the controversies from the election is the former President Mahama’s brother, who stands accused of bankrolling the opposition leader who won the run-off elections.

Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission, Wednesday night, declared Julius Madaa Bio winner of the election, having received 1,319,406 votes, representing 51.81 per cent of the total valid votes cast, 2,546,577, to defeat the candidate of the governing party.

He was declared winner under heated allegations of malpractices by the NEC that was under pressure from the APC to annul results from the SLPP strongholds of Kailahun, Bo and Kenema for over voting.

Samura Matthew Wilson Kamara of the governing APC polled 1,227,171 votes, representing 48.19 per cent of the valid votes cast.

Maada Bio was sworn in as President of Sierra Leone at a hotel, shortly after being declared the winner, by the Chief Justice Abdulai Cham, who said he wanted to avoid power vacuum.

The newly elected president called on all political parties and the people of Sierra Leone to join him in the development of the country.

But it appears that may not be realized now, as Dr Wilson Kamara has served notice he is heading to the country’s Supreme Court to “correct the wrong” done in the elections.

He has claimed the will of the people is not reflected in the results announced by the NEC, insisting he would not accept it.

His party has also alleged there was an international conspiracy to steal their victory. Sierra Leone’s Deputy Information Minister Cornelius Deveaux has particularly accused former President Mahama and British High Commissioner Guy Worrington of plotting the conspiracy against the victory of the APC. He further alleged that opposition leader was being funded by President Mahama’s brother.

He was quoted on Sierra Leone’s Broadcasting Corporation to have said, “There is an international conspiracy to steal our victory. It is led by British High Commissioner Guy Warrington, implemented by former Ghanaian President Mahama whose brother is funding Julius Bio.”