Sierra Leone - Dr. Abass Chernoh Bundu of the ruling Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) has been elected as Speaker of the 5th Parliament of the Republic of Sierra Leone. He went unopposed as members of the main opposition APC were not present in the House to participate or nominate a candidate for the election of the Speaker. 71 out of 76 MP's voted in favor of Dr. Abass C. Bundu from the (SLPP) with 1 invalid vote and 4 MP's abstaining. Meanwhile the election of the Deputy Speaker is still expected.72 out of 76 MP's have voted in Sengehpoh Solomon Thomas of the ruling (SLPP), as Deputy Speaker of the House of Parliament.
Section 67 of the constitution which speaks upon political rights clearly stipulates that citizens have a right to participate in all elections. Initiatives to hold primary elections in various constituencies during a time when university students are at their various tertiary institutions becomes a crystal clear move to exclude them and in the process ultimately infringing their constitutional right.
A Press Conference was addressed by Chris Mutsvangwa led War Veterans at Hararce Club. In response to Cabinet reshuffle and Dr Grace Mugabe’s recent statements. War vets accuse president of being selfish and encourage Muabe to go back to the party's ideology and be people centered. More headlines to come on www.african-elections.com