A Sierra Leone Government Notice issued by Dr. Christiana Thorpe on November 28th 2012 as per the Public Elections Act, 2012 (Act No. 4 of 2012) stated that in Exercise of the powers conferred upon it by Section 95 of the Public Elections Act, 2012, the National Electoral Commission informed of the Certified Final Results for the Ordinary Member of Parliament elections held on the 17th November 2012.
However, in a Statement read out, NEC Chairperson Dr. Christiana Thorpe, said she was holding on to two results pending a judicial challenge to two of the candidates.
Currently, out of the 112 Ordinary member seats making up the House of Parliament, 109 have been successfully filled with SLPP getting 42 seats and APC getting 67 seats as follows:
Kailahun District (1 APC, 6 SLPP 1 Quarantined)
Kenema District (10 SLPP 1 Quarantined)
Kono District (6 APC, 2 SLPP)
Bombali (All 9 seats for APC)
Kambia (All 6 seats for APC)
Koinadugu (All 6 seats for APC)
Port Loko (All 10 seats for APC)
Tonkolili (All 8 seats for APC)
Moyamba (5 SLPP and 1 APC)
Bo District (All 11 seats for SLPP)
Bonthe (All 3 seats for SLPP)
Pujehun (All 5 seats for SLPP)
All 20 seats for APC
One not yet contested for
Some of the most notable results were Kailahun's Constituency #03 where the loud-mouthed SLPP Spokeman Musa Tamba Sam, lost his seat in a landslide defeat to the ruling APC's Sahr Patrick Tengbeh who scored 6,000 votes, virtually doubling the votes received by Musa Tamba Sam.
Another notable result was in Constituency 88 in Pujehun where incumbent PMDC Parliamentarian Hon. Shiaka Sama lost by a very slim margin of 1% to the SLPP candidate as follows:
Dauda D Fawundu (SLPP) = 4865
Shiaka Musa Sama (PMDC) = 4740
Another notable result was in Kono's Constituency 27 where the incumbent SLPP beat the APC candidate also by a slim margin of 2% as follows:
Komba Eric Koedeyoma (SLPP) = 6876
Tamba A W Musa (APC) = 6537
The margin also by which KES Boyah of SLPP beat Alice Tutu of APC in Constituency 26 was by 5% difference.
In the Western Area, some SLPP candidates did surprisingly well in quite a few places although they did not win. SLPP’s Ibrahim Small Borbor Kabbah of Goderich’s Constituency 93 scored over 14,500 votes (42%) to the APC's Dauda Kallon who scored almost 20,000 votes (56%).
Other Freetown SLPP candidates like John Tucker and Maada Soyei scored more than 10,000 votes in their constituencies although they were still roundly defeated by APC candidates who virtually doubled their votes. In the case of Soyei, Hon. Chericoco Bah beat him by scoring over 23,000 votes whilst the APC candidate beat Tucker by almost 17,000 votes. However, truth be told, a score of above 10,000 votes for an SLPP candidate in Freetown constituencies must be applauded.
Most other SLPP candidates did not rise above 19% to 25% of the votes for SLPP. Aziz Carew of Fourah Bay performed relatively dismally (33%) as did his Local Councillor who had ‘mistakenly’ won one of the constituency Ward seats when SLPP unleashed violence in this year’s January Bye-Elections.
In subsequent editions, we will try to publish all the names of all winning candidates, all losing candidates and their numbers and percentages each scored.
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