by SLAJ |

No, the percentages circulating on social media regarding political parties leading the election are false.

The Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone (ECSL) is the only mandatory body responsible to announce and publish the official elections results


Sierra Leone Provisional Election Results 2023 Percentages making rounds on social media about political parties leading the votes casted.

Rating Justification

The SLAJ iVerify has fact-checked the above claim and found it to be false.
To verify this claim, SLAJ iVerify reached out to Christopher Jones, the Assistant Director of Media and Communications at the Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone (ECSL). Jones confirmed that the ECSL is the sole authorized entity responsible for releasing election results. He mentioned that selected major broadcast media outlets, such as SLBC, AYV, Epic Radio, and others, have been designated to announce the official results. According to Jones, the tallying process is currently underway in five districts.

Evidence and References

ECSL’s Assistant Director of Communications