Sierra Leoneans Question the Integrity of CSOs and Local Election Observers!
By Political Logic (20/03/18)
Civil societies and local electoral observers have put gears of political parties which make their activities largely bias in the eyes of the people.
Many of them, who are supposed to advocate for the interests of the people, have supposedly become mouth piece for political parties. The integrity of many Civil Society Organisations CSOs and local electoral observers is compromising our electoral process. The role of observers is to only observe without interfering in any electoral process.
Operatives of these organizations have now been seen campaigning for various political parties especially for the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party SLPP and the ruling All Peoples Congress APC party.
Local Electoral Observers should not in any case dictate rules to the entire process. Our electoral process is largely guided by Electoral Act which in any way should not be overlooked. Right in my face I have seen some CSOs and local electoral observers wanted to skew the process in their political party's favour.
I call on the NEC the International Community to ensure that CSOs and local observers work within their ambit and not to go beyond their limits as in this case.
The urge by many of them urging National Electoral Commission in doing their work is unprofessional and not correct. Their actions cannot not produce a free, fair and friendly election.
This means, the actions involving into political parties activities is a recipe for chaos.