19th February 2018
The Political Parties Commission Certifies Two More Parties in Sierra Leone
By a press release (27/12/17)
The Political Parties Registration Commission has certificated two more political parties as the March 7, 2018 general elections nears.
The issuance of registration certificates to both the Coalition for Change, commonly known as (C4C) and the National Unity Reconciliation Party (NURP), was done on Wednesday 20th December 2017 pursuant to Section 12(1) of the Political Parties Act of 2002. (Photo: Sierra Leone Elections Commission boss N'fa Alie Conteh).
It states that: “Subject to Subsection (2) and (3), on the expiration of the sixty days after the date of the publication of the Government Notice referred to in sub section (3) of Section 11, the Commission shall, if satisfied that all the provisions of the Constitution and this Act with respect to registration have complied with, register the Association as a political party.”
Sierra Leone's much anticipated general and presidential elections will take place on 7th March 2018 with many new political parties in the offing against the older political parties in Sierra Leone.
Besides C4C and NURP parties, the other newest party is the National Grand Coalition (NGC) which is making shocking waves at the moment. The NGC is widely expected to spring surprises against the oldest parties in the country namely the ruling APC and the oldest and main opposition politIcal party, the SLPP.
Courtesy: PPRC Outreach Unit