Barely a week after the start of political campaign, there has been reports of violence and intimidation across the country.
The police as well as the political parties have denounced it and have urged supporters to desist from violence.
But on Saturday morning there was an alleged political violence at King Jimmy where a supporter of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party was reported to have been stabbed in the leg, allegedly by supporters of the other parties.
The victim Ansu Kanneh who spoke to Awoko Saturday at his hospital bed at the Accident and Emergency Unit at Connaught hospital said ‘’I was coming from the SLPP office in my party colour to King Jimmy, and there were some people from the other parties who taunted me saying that I am an old man and my party the SLPP is filled with old people, and whatever we do we will not win the elections”
Ansu went on “I told them SLPP was my party, but the mudslinging intensified to the extent that one of them threatened to strip me naked and another came pointing his finger in to my eye.”
A scuffle ensued and “I held him behind me then the next man held a knife and stabbed me in my right leg twice.”
The Nurse at Connaught who in charge of the Accident and Emergency unit who did not want to be mentioned said the victim Ansu was taken to the hospital by two police officers in a bleeding state and he said they did their best to stop the bleeding by using an I.V infusion as he was then moving in to shock.
He said “we have resuscitated him and we have taken care of the wounds and stitches will be made later when the patient becomes stable”.