Hundreds of residents in Kenema city lined up the main streets to watch a peace march organised by the District Monitoring Committee (DMC) for all political parties, the media, police, army and other stakeholders in the electoral process.
The march aimed at preaching violence-free elections and for all political parties to demonstrate their commitment in ensuring peaceful campaigns.
At the city’s main football field, the regional chairman (PPRC) James Bockarie told the crowd to remain committed to the code of PPRC by maintaining what they had demonstrated to the public which showed that there was total tolerance among all parties in the district.
He cautioned them to abstain from provocative songs and words as they were all the same people despite belonging to different political parties.
Mr Bockarie called for everlasting unity and peace within the region.
One of the main features of the march was that political parties’ supporters held the portraits of their opponents’ candidates, which many political pundits described as “ very healthy for our nascent democracy.”