The principal of Ahmadiyya Muslim Senior Secondary School, Abdul Karim Sesay, has told Awoko how he came under attack on polling day, and also how the back glass of his car was broken.
Explaining yesterday from his Kissy Dockyard office, Mr Sesay said he came under attack after false information that he had hidden stuffed ballot boxes in his office for the SLPP.
He said, “at 5am on polling day, I found out that the queues were not orderly up to a point that the school’s gate was broken and I had to intervene so that the queues would be orderly and voting done amicably. But before the start of the voting there were two people receiving voting cards from people, for which I had to intervene again and let the police know about it.”
Continuing, he went on “a group of people came looking militant and demanding a search of my office for alleged stuffed ballot boxes. Their presence created terror with sarcastic remarks not only against me but my family. They searched the office but could not find any box except for the NEC training kits that were at the polling station.”
Mr Karim said the situation became unsafe when another set of people rained abuses on him and threatened his life. He said he called in the police and when more re-enforcements were sent to the scene, he attempted to take away his car and family.
Mr Karim said his car was pelted with stones which lead to the breaking of the back wind screen.
He explained again, “it seemed ridiculous to me when I heard that I had stuffed ballot boxes and had been arrested and taken to the police. I was even surprised to read in some newspapers that I was in hiding as the police were looking out for me. It all lies. No police is after me and no ballot box was found in my office.”