Court challenge over disputed poll
Publish date: 16 April 2018
Issue Number: 769
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: Sierra Leone
A member of Sierra Leone's losing political party has filed a legal challenge to last week's presidential election, notes a report on the News24 site. Sylvia Blyden's petition asks the Supreme Court to nullify the results of the election in which Julius Maada Bio was declared the winner. Bio, his Sierra Leone Peoples Party and the national election commission have been served copies of the petition. Blyden is a member of the former ruling All Peoples Congress party. She is seeking a fresh election within 90 days and the appointment of the parliamentary Speaker as head of state until then.