DECLARATION OF DATE FOR THE CONDUCT OF CONSTITUENCY 056 BYE ELECTION IN TONKOLILI DISTRICT AND LOCAL COUNCIL BYE ELECTIONS IN WARD 031 IN KENEMA, WARD 138 IN FALABA, WARD 212 IN KARENE, WARDS 239 AND 252 IN PORT LOKO DISTRICT ON SATURDAY, 25th JUNE 2022.
In exercise of the powers conferred on it by Section 3 3 of the Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1991 ( Act No. 6 of 1991 ); and pursuant to the provisions of Sections 69 ( 1) and 70(1) of the Public Elections Act, 2012 (Act No. 4 of 2012) and Section 10 of the Local Government Act, 2004 (Act No. 1 of 2004 ), and section 33 of the Constitution of Sierra Leone, 1991 (Act No.6 of 1991), and pursuant to the provisions of section 39 of the said Constitution, the Electoral Commission (EC) makes the following proclamation.
1.Saturday 25th day of June 2022 is hereby declared as the day for the conduct of Constituency 056 bye election in Tonkolili District and Local Council bye Elections in Ward 031 in kenema, Ward 138 in falaba, Ward 212 in Karene, Wards 239 and 252 in Port Loko in District.
2.Pursuant to Section 76 (l)(f) of the Constitution of Sierra Leone,1991 (Act No. 6 of 1991), the Clerk of the House of Parliament has notified the Commission of a vacancy in Constituency 056 in Tonkolili District following the inauguration of former Member of Parliament Hon. Alhjaji Musa Bamba Foray Kulio Jalloh as Paramount Chief of Sambaia Chiefdom
3.According to letters from the Chief Administrators from Kenema, Falaba, Karene and Port Loko District Councils, the vacancies occurred as a result of the deaths of Councillors in the aformentioned District Councils. May the soul of the departed Rest in Perfect Peace (RIP).
4.Nomination of Candidates for the Parliamentary and Local Council bye Elections shall take place from Thursday 28th to Friday 29th April 2022 in the affected District Offices.