The Eastend police station Tuesday hosted candidates within their area at constituency 105 who will be contesting the forth coming local council elections.
Speaking to the candidates, the local unit commander of the Eastend police station superintendent Nepor Senesie spoke to the candidates to go strictly according to the timetable set by the Political Party Registration Commission and also that of the National Electoral Commission regarding the ethics and conduct of campaigning during and after the elections.
He told them that immediately after the Presidential and Parliamentary elections last year, he went to witness the elections in Togo which he referred to as peaceful and wished that the candidates will also conduct themselves peacefully.
The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of professional standards assured the candidates that the police will be operating justly to all of them as they have been mandated by the President to treat all fairly. He assured them further that the police will continue winning laurels as they did during the last presidential and parliamentary elections and during the forthcoming local elections.
AIG Gbekie also called on the candidates to strictly go by the NEC time table for their rallies and to seek police clearance whenever they want to process or rally – warning them not to rally when it is not their time to rally.
The Member of Parliament for constituency 105 Hon Nurudeen Sankoh Yillah spoke of his party’s commitment to peaceful campaigning and called on other political parties to respect each other during and after the election.
One of the candidates from the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Sheriff Barrie spoke of how his party is well organized and a respecter of the rule of law and said since he had started his campaign, he conducted himself – taking full consideration of the law.
Despite counter accusations from the SLPP and APC candidates of tearing each other’s posters, they promised to respect each other and to abide by the rules set by the PPRC and NEC.