Renowned British-Sierra Leonean actor and philanthropist Idris Elba, has extended his warm congratulations to Mayor-elect Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr on her successful re-election in the tightly contested mayoral race for the Freetown City Council.
Taking to Twitter, Elba expressed his admiration and support for Aki-Sawyerr’s leadership, highlighting the importance of continuing the good work she has initiated.
Aki-Sawyerr, a prominent figure in Sierra Leonean politics, emerged victorious with 51% of the votes, totaling an impressive 288,683 ballots. Her main rival, Mohamed ‘Gento’ Kamara, the candidate of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), secured 48% of the votes, amounting to a significant 268,213 votes. The race was closely watched by citizens and political observers, reflecting the intense competition and public interest in the future of Freetown.