The Sierra Leone Ambassador to Liberia Patrick Foya has been accused by the People’s Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) of causing pandemonium by firing three shots in the air in Kailahun District during the visit of their Presidential Flag bearer Charles Margai.
Speaking to journalists, the Publicity Secretary of the PMDC Mohamed Bangura alleged that during the three week tour of Mr Margai to Kono, Kenema and Kailahun, he was attacked “by some SLPP thugs who are reported to have been mobilized by Patrick Foya.”
He added “in the past the SLPP had Kailahun as its strong hold and up till now they were proclaiming that the town was their strong hold but when they saw the massive turn out of our supporters, this caused fear for the SLPP supporters.”
The PMDC spokesman revealed that the Ambassador organized his supporters and they manhandled the PMDC Parliamentarian Aspirant Lamin Vongo Ngobeh while also vandalising his car.
“The next day our leader was planning to leave Kailahun with his convoy when the same thugs headed by Patrick Foya attacked them and he [Foya] took out a pistol and fired three shots in the air” Mohamed disclosed.
Mr Bangura maintained that this is not a good sign as we are heading towards the 2nd post conflict elections “we realized the bitterness and agony the SLPP is going through but it is not our fault it is there’s. All what they are doing is to degrade the democratic process, when they should be speaking out against violence.”
He went on “as a party we fully condemn this act and we are not going to revenge. Not because we are cowards or afraid but because we are the ones who will form the next government.”
The spokesman explained further that the SLPP has several plans to ensure that they win the election alleging that what they first embarked on was burning the houses of PMDC supporters in Pujehun and other parts of the provinces and now they are planning to create tensions so that they will declare a state of emergency.
It was also revealed by Publicity Secretary that “we have a vision for this country that is to take that country from where it is to the Promised Land.”