President Tejan Kabbah yesterday, in a press release, instructed the police and law enforcement authorities to deal firmly with any threats to the peace and security of the country.
The release from the Office of the President expressed the security concerns in the country and the president urged: “As your President, until such a time that I hand over power to my successor, I will not stand idly by and allow evil-minded people to take the law into their hands and destroy all that we have achieved since the end of the war.”
The president said in spite of the glowing commendations from all over the world about how the elections were conducted peacefully, credibly and violence free, “some malicious people are bent on destroying the country’s good image and precipitating the same chaos that engulfed the country…My responsibility as president is to ensure that the lives and property of all Sierra Leoneans and foreign nationals resident in our country are safe. I assure everyone that my government shall not spare any effort to do everything in its power to fulfill our constitutional duties to protect the lives of all”.
The president urged all Sierra Leoneans to desist from making any provocative or inflammatory statements against others and patiently wait for the votes to be tallied, and also for the results verified and certified by NEC and the winners announced.