Police personnel in Makeni have started patrolling the streets of that northern city in order to ensure violence-free political campaigning.
According to a report from that city, a large number of police personnel is now visible in almost every corner of Makeni.
Police sources there indicated that the purpose of the street patrol ahead of the August 11 elections was primarily meant to avert any trouble and ensure that law and order prevail.
The local Unit commander, Superintendent Amadu Mammah, explained to our roving correspondent that “no political conflict has yet taken place since the patrol started”.
He went further to commend the political tolerance exhibited by all the registered political parties since the commencement of campaigning in the country.
Superintendent Amadu Mammah expressed optimism that the peaceful situation would be maintained unto elections day.
Meanwhile the deputy Inspector-General of Police
northern region, Christopher John, had assured the inhabitants of that city of a peaceful voting day on August 11.
He made this assurance during the opening of a political debate of all parliamentary aspirants organized by the Civil Society in Makeni.
The regional police boss spoke about their neutrality before, during and after the elections. He urged the various political parties to endeavour to submit their campaign calendar so as to guide them in issuing out police clearance.