Thousands of supporters of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) supporters turned out in Kenema town to welcome the Vice President and leader of the SLPP. His motorcade drove through Blama road, Hangha road, Mission road, Sumaila Street and then to the Kenema town field where he and his entourage addressed their supporters.
The leader of the SLPP Vice President Solomon Ekuma Berewa told the people of the East to be free from violence before, during and after the Presidential Run-Off elections due on Saturday 8th September 2007.
He said the SLPP is not known for violence since the inception of the party and that all its supporters should be law abiding and behave themselves in the best interest of the party and the nation as well.
The Vice President thanked the people of the East for their massive votes during the Presidential and Parliamentary elections on August 11, this year.
He called on all especially those who did not vote to come out in there thousands on Saturday rain or no rain to vote in the SLPP but cautioned them to avoid void votes this time round.
The election of 1996 was very peaceful and he was expecting this one to be more peaceful than the previous one.
What happened in Freetown he said they (SLPP) were not prepared for it but promised this time round it will not happen again, democracy means peace but not intimidation and harassment.
He called on the Sierra Leone Police to remain impartial, as they are there to serve the nation. He begged and called on all PMDC supporters to come back to the SLPP and caution all not to use any individual differences to suffer the party, which is bigger than all and belongs to all Sierra Leoneans.
In his contribution, the former PMDC financial Secretary Sidique Janneh called on all PMDC supporters to vote in the SLPP. He explained that after the convention in Makeni the PMDC leader went round the country to consult its membership as to what to do, but after the election he did not consult the membership again but went on and took a decision by himself in his own interest.
“I have not committed my self in any way that is why I openly declared my self for the SLPP” he said.
In there contributions the leaders of PLP, Kandeh Baba Conteh, CPP, Dr. Andrew Turay and NDA Dr. Jalloh all called on their supporters to vote for the SLPP in the Presidential election come Saturday this week.