The Inspector General of Police, Brima Acha Kamara, yesterday disclosed to the media that the police Tuesday received a letter from vice president Solomon Berewa raising concerns about the elections, and also a threat from PMDC’s Charles Margai.
Reading the letter from the SLPP leader, the police boss said whilst the SLPP remained optimistic that the elections would be achieved peacefully, signs were emerging that “there is a collated attempt spearheaded by some selfish politicians in other political parties who are determined to see this nation stumble into chaos and anarchy”.
The latter continued: “we are informed that other parties mainly the APC and PMDC are busy scheming dangerous devices aimed at terrorizing and intimidating our supporters on and around the elections”.
Outlining the methods the two parties planned to use, the IG read that they had sewn Operational Support Division (OSD) uniforms for distribution to their supporters who would be assigned to various polling stations to cause serious mayhem on elections day.
On Charles Margai, the IG said, “he just bumped into our office, one British expatriate Mr England was in and we thought he was coming to make peace with us but believe me all of his utterances seemed to buttress the concerns raised by the SLPP leader”.
He went up to the point of giving figures of the police and the army which if put together would never resist “the people’s revolution.”
Brima Acha Kamara said the PMDC leader went to the extent of threatening them that should anything happen; the police top brass and their families would be targets.
“If it were not for this present political dispensation, I would have ordered his arrest because these are treasonable statements.
I suspect the PMDC leader wants somebody to arrest him then perhaps gets sympathy,” the IG concluded.