Dual citizenship a sticking point in Sierra Leone’s election
Thursday January 18 2018
Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma. FILE PHOTO | AFP
During ongoing primaries to pick candidates for local and parliamentary seats, the ruling All People's Congress (APC) party invoked a constitutional provision that bars individuals with foreign citizenship from running for office.
Critics say the ruling party could be targeting opposition parties whose leaders reportedly hold dual citizenship.
In December, when dissolving parliament APC’s President Ernest Bai Koroma criticised people “who stayed away from the country” while his government went through the trouble of developing it for now seeking to govern it.