Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) Member of Parliament Hon. Jusu B Mansaray of Constituency 73 in Bo has pleaded to Awoko to “preach the message of peace as we do not need a repeat of the incidents of the 1980’s.”
The answer was in reaction to what happened on Wednesday in Bo City the repetition of which the honorable member of parliament explained was an incident in which Temne people were chased out of Bo due to developments in other parts of the country in which the Mendes were suffering at the hands of the then APC.
The Temne people he said however should leave in peace with no fear but to please preach the message of peace to their leaders in the fore, as they want to mislead them and the people of the country.
The MP emphasized the message of peace to Awoko as he said it was the only way out as “Sierra Leone is for us all and not for a particular person.”
He explained that his party was a peaceful party “who has fought for the peace we now enjoy and how could we sit and orchestrate a thing that will jeopardize it within a minute?” he questioned.
Honorable Mansaray strongly agreed to have all round respect for His Excellency and everything concerning him, “and why should we deface his effigy overnight?”
Talking of the total number of the support of both parties, he confirmed that theirs more than outweigh that of the APC. “And what if our own supporters should have gone on the rampage too yesterday, who can tell what could have been the outcome?”
The incident he affirmed cannot augur well for the development of Bo City.
He narrated how they were at peace with the ruling party in parliament and of how they have pushed through all the bills tabled before parliament just for the sake of love and peace.
He related how their party approved of more than 75million Leones for electricity alone, and “Where is the animosity?” He alleged that this “whole incident was planned and carried out by the Resident Minister.”
He went on to state that Resident Minister Musa Tarawally was an inexperienced man, for which he appealed to the President to help for the sake of Peace in Bo and Sierra Leone as a whole with an experienced politician.
Searching his mind with lips clenched between his teeth, he said he could really figure out “why Musa should behave this way.” He said that the whole thing started in Freetown and now it is in Bo and who knows it may be Kenema and the other towns too. He however concluded with a strong plea for the preaching of peace between the political parties.