The Inspector General of Police (AIG) East, Elizabeth Turay, has told stakeholders and representatives of political parties to do everything possible to make sure that Sierra Leone goes through a violence-free presidential run-off on September 8.
She called on them to be giving frequent information to the police so as to maintain security.
“Without your support the police will not succeed in its operations and therefore I am calling on you all to corporate with the police as you did during the parliamentary and presidential elections on August 11,” she said, and appealed to all to be tolerant in their political exercise.
The AIG appealed to religious leaders to continue preaching non-violence election messages in their various house of worship before, during and after the election.
The paramount chief of Langurama chiefdom, Prince Pewa who represented his colleagues, called on everyone to be peaceful and tolerant. He called on the youth to deviate from violence which, he said, was not good for any society. He called on those who were still terrorizing people to stop such an act. The regional secretary general of the SLPP, Arthur Koroma, and the district chairman of the APC Prince Kamara signed the communiqué in which they pledged their parties’ commitment to a peaceful run-off.