Members of the All People’s Congress (APC) and the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) boycotted a peace rally in Kenema, organised by the Political Parties Code Monitoring Committee and the District Monitoring Committee (DMC).
The committee chairman, Mohamed Vandi, said the campaign put emphasis on the need for political leaders to speak to their supporters against violence.
Mr Vandi stated that politicians should eschew from talking negatively about their opponents so as to allow peace to reign.
In his contribution the chairman of the civil society movement in Kenema, Augustine Sannoh, said tolerance should be given a chance to grow in the communities “because Sierra Leone’s constitution allows for a multiparty system”.
He noted that political leaders should learn to accept defeat and to work in good faith with winners of elections in the nation’s interest.