By: Christian Conteh
Claim: The SLPP has applied for an injunction to stop NEW and Marcella Samba Sesay from publishing the results in their possession.
Verdict: False, The SLPP has not filed an injunction to stop NEW from publishing any results.
According to a claim, the SLPP has sought an injunction to prevent NEW and Marcella Samba Sesay from releasing the results they have obtained. The alleged injunction is supposedly related to Sesay’s statement on Radio 98.1 on Monday, June 26, 2023. In her statement, she mentioned their intention to publish the results, but with the condition that they await ECSL’s completion of their duties. She expressed hope that ECSL’s announcement would align with their findings.
To investigate this claim, the SuperNewsRoom reached out to Elkass Sannoh, the Head of Media and Communications at the Sierra Leone Judiciary. Sannoh confirmed that the judiciary has not received any such case. “We have not received any matter from any political party,” stated Sannoh.
Additionally, we contacted Umaru Napoleon Koroma, the Secretary General of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party. He refuted the claims, dismissing them as lies. “Lies lies,” he replied.
Based on our investigation, neither the SLPP nor any other political party has filed an injunction to halt NEW from publishing any results they possess.
Note: This fact-checked story is a product of the SLAJ/NDI SuperNewsRoom on Combating Disinformation in Sierra Leone’s 2023 electoral cycle. The project is supported by Global Affairs Canada to enable citizens to have access to credible and accurate information during the elections.
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