The Black and White camps of the Fourah Bay College (FBC) yesterday at the studios of the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) signed a peace communiqué for violent free elections.
Francess Marke of the Black Family and Alfred Minkailu Koroma Jnr of the White Family (Generals) demonstrated their commitment to a violent free elections come Friday 28th May by signing the Communiqué.
The Sierra Leone Police in collaboration with student for Democracy and Peace Society of FBC facilitated the signing.
The occasion was broadcast live on SLBC TV for all and sundry to see.
The rational behind the communiqué is not unconnected with the fact that previous Students Union elections at FBC are being marred by violence and acrimony which have led to the campus vandalized and University structures destroyed.
This was particularly the case with the 2008 Presidential Student Union elections at FBC.
“Students of FBC and other tertiary institutions in society should be role models, which will set the pace for a fine and good example for the rest of society to emulate”, stated The Director of Media and Public Relations.
As future leaders, he emphasized that they should be “the champion for attitudinal and behavioral change which the President is preaching rather than being harbingers of destruction”.
In the communiqué the two parties agreed that no student shall act in contravention of the 2005 University Act, particularly Chap X11 page 57 dealing with ‘student discipline’.
They also agreed that all parties should maintain law and order to achieve and maintain a peaceful co-existence among the students.
The two parties agreed that, all Presidential candidates of the various camps shall be honest, truthful, and trustworthy, during the election process and shall accept without prejudice the credibility of the Chief Electoral Commissioner and the outcome of the election results.
By Abibatu Kamara