The Bombali District Coordinator of National Elections Watch (NEW), Richmond Tholley, has expressed concerns over recent political violence in the country.
Mr Tholley attributed the cause of political violence to politicians he described as “Big Fishes who hide behind the scene pushing venerable youth to danger”.
According to the NEW’s District Coordinator, “these people are not only doing injustice to Sierra Leoneans, but also misguiding the youth”.
He therefore warned these politicians not to reverse the gains the country had made during the first round of voting.
“Political violence does not only give the country a bad name but no Sierra Leonean benefits from it, because it may provoke something else in which both lives and property will be lost,” he noted.
Mr Tholley stated that, “political violence of any kind is not good and fighting is not good also for a nation”.
He warned the youth not to be used by politicians since politicians would not do anything for them upon attaining power.
“Political violence is not only detrimental to the youth but also to their families and ex-combatants who are now being used as security guards are only retrogressing the country,” he warned.