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WIMSAL holds elections in Bo City PDF Print E-mail
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Written by press release   
Monday, 29 April 2013 23:27

April 27, 2013, Bo, Sierra Leone: In exercise of the powers conferred upon it by the Revised SLAJ Constitution of 2001, the SLAJ Electoral Commission has successfully conducted the national and regional elections of the Women in the Media, Sierra Leone (WIMSAL) on Saturday, 27th April, 2013 in Bo.

The elections were generally peaceful and orderly and the Commission would like to thank the entire membership of WIMSAL for their cooperation and general comportment. Voter turnout was about 80%.

The Commission would also like to note that it received one petition from Juliana A. Coker, candidate for the position of Regional Chairperson, North, against Veronica K. Hallowell, also a candidate for the same position on the grounds of her eligibility to contest for the position.

The Commission looked into the matter and considered all the evidence tendered, in addition to gathering testimonies from concerned delegates in the region.

Based on the evidence and testimonies it received, the Commission decided that the candidacy of Veronica K. Hallowell runs contrary to the WIMSAL Constitution, and is therefore not eligible to vote or be voted for in this election.

No petition was received against any name on the voters’ register.

Following the successful conduct of all the elections, the result of each election was counted and the process was observed by representatives of each candidate.

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The Results:

EASTERN REGION EXECUTIVE

Chairperson:

Elizabeth Jamie Bockarie - Uncontested

Vice Chairperson:

Hawa Georgette Tucker - Uncontested

Secretary General:

Victoria Bernard - Uncontested

Asst. Secretary General:

Anthonette Mallo - Uncontested

Organising Secretary:

Shallie Bangura - Uncontested

NORTHERN REGION EXECUTIVE

NO

CANDIDATE

NUMBER OF VOTES

1.

Juliana A. Coker

06

2.

Fatmata Osman Kuyateh

01

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INVALID VOTE

05

Vice Chairperson:

Isatu I.B.S. Kamara - Uncontested

Secretary General:

Henrietta N. Mansaray - Uncontested

Asst. Secretary General:

Esther Pearce – Uncontested

Financial Secretary:

Helen Kamara - Uncontested

Organising Secretary:

Fatmata Simbay – Uncontested

Public Relations Officer:

Mariama M. Kamara - Uncontested

SOUTHERN REGION EXECUTIVE

Chairperson:

Esther Kargbo - Uncontested

Vice Chairperson:

Isata Jalloh Sheriff - Uncontested

Secretary General:

Kaday Turay - Uncontested

Asst. Secretary General:

Francess Kadie Lassayo – Uncontested

Financial Secretary:

Sukainatu Walters - Uncontested

Organising Secretary: Fatmata

Grace Okekearu – Uncontested

Asst. Organising Secretary:

Fanta Fofana - Uncontested

Public Relations Officer:

Jannie Kamara - Uncontested

NATIONAL EXECUTIVE

Organising Secretary:

Femi Coker – Uncontested

Public Relations Officer:

Stella Williams – Uncontested

Secretary General:

Fatima Sesay – Uncontested

Asst. Secretary General:

Elizabeth Alli Blango – Uncontested

Financial Secretary:

NO

CANDIDATE

NUMBER OF VOTES

1.

Alphinia Williams

28

2.

Kuria Mansaray

76

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INVALID VOTES

Nil

Vice President:

NO

CANDIDATE

NUMBER OF VOTES

1.

Princess Gibson

82

2.

Umu Bakarr

24

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INVALID VOTES

NIL

President:

NO

CANDIDATE

NUMBER OF VOTES

1.

Asmaa James

57

2.

Fatmata Kamara Jalloh

53

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INVALID VOTES

NIL

Declaration:

I hereby certify that the aforementioned votes were cast in favour of all the candidates at the elections. In exercise of the powers conferred on the SLAJ Chief Electoral Commissioner by Article 12 of the SLAJ Constitution of 2001 and by extension, to the Acting Chief Electoral Commissioner, SLAJ, I hereby declare the following people duly elected as executive members in the WIMSAL National and Regional Executives respectively:

Eastern Region Executive:

Chairperson:

Elizabeth Jamie Bockarie

Vice Chairperson:

Hawa Georgette Tucker

Secretary General:

Victoria Bernard

Asst. Secretary General:

Anthonette Mallo

Organising Secretary:

Shallie Bangura

Northern Region Executive:

Chairperson:

Juliana Coker

Vice Chairperson:

Isatu I.B.S. Kamara

Secretary General:

Henrietta N. Mansaray

Asst. Secretary General:

Esther Pearce

Financial Secretary:

Helen Kamara

Organising Secretary:

Fatmata Simbay

Public Relations Officer:

Mariama M. Kamara

Southern Region Executive:

Chairperson: Esther Kargbo

Vice Chairperson: Isata Jalloh Sheriff

Secretary General:

Kaday Turay

Asst. Secretary General:

Francess Kadie Lassayo

Financial Secretary:

Sukainatu Walters

Organising Secretary:

Fatmata Grace Okekearu

Asst. Organising Secretary:

Fanta Fofana

Public Relations Officer:

Jannie Kamara

National Executive

President:

Asmaa James

Vice President:

Princess Gibson

Secretary General:

Fatima Sesay

Asst. Secretary General:

Elizabeth Allie Blango

Financial Secretary:

Kuria Mansaray

Organising Secretary:

Femi Coker

Public Relations Officer:

Stella Williams

The Commission did not receive valid nominations for the remaining positions in some of the Regional executives. Elections for those vacant positions will be held in due course.

Any member of WIMSAL may challenge the validity of the election within seven days after this announcement.

James Tamba Lebbie

Ag. Chief Electoral Commissioner.

 

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