The ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) and the main opposition, the All People’s Congress(APC), have committed themselves to a non violence election.
Making their commitments Monday evening at the Victoria Park during a peace march organized by the Coalition of Civil Societies for a non violence election, they committed themselves to respect the outcome of the elections and to maintain peace should there be a run-off.
The presidential spokesman for the APC leader, Dr Alpha Kanu, said since his leader took over the party he had been espousing peace and unity.
He described his leader, Ernest Bai Koroma, as a non-violent man thus promising to accept the outcome of the results and should there be a run-off to go in to it peacefully.
The SLPP national publicity secretary, Victor Reider, said if any party knew the value of peace the SLPP knew it better.
He assured the nation that his leader Solomon Berewa would accept the outcome of the results, and also assured that his party would do whatever it took to consolidate the peace and promised that should it be the will of the people of Sierra Leone for his party to be succeeded they would bow out gracefully.
NEC’s chairperson, Dr Christiana Thorpe, was also at the function. She assured that, “NEC will not mislead the people” and called for prayers that whosoever God wished to rule “so be it and the people should accept him”.
She called on the people to wait and listen to her in peace.