Thousands of PMDC supporters yesterday came out from all parts of Kenema city and the capital Freetown to show their party’s strength during their final official political rally.
In Kenema, the supporters who assembled at various places in the city processed through the main streets. Some started at the Ahmadiyya Muslim Secondary School junction along Wahman Abu Road, unto the Blama Road and joined their counterparts at the clock tower at the city centre. Others moved from Hangha Road, Combema Road and Sumaila Street and converged at the clock tower.
It was like a street carnival as party faithful mounted musical sets on top of vehicles, blasting music like “de pa dae pack for go” and “Injectment Notice”. Also in attendance were orange masquerades.
Though the rain was drizzling, the supporters were waving their leader’s portraits and party colours as if asking the Almighty God for more showers of blessing.
Meanwhile, simultaneously in Freetown the main streets were awashed with orange as PMDC supporters turned out in their thousands from all parts of the city to converge at the Victoria Park.
There their party leader, Charles Francis Margai, took the final opportunity of outlining what the party intended doing if voted to State Lodge.
Mr Margai explained that the people of Sierra Leone had suffered a lot and that he did not want them to suffer this time round so “I am calling for violence-free elections.”
Talking to the other parties the PMDC leader said they should realize that the people had the right to decide on the leadership of the country and that yesterday’s turnout “is a clear indication that the PMDC is going to emerge victorious come August 11”.
He alleged that all the violence that had been taking place throughout the campaign “is being done by the SLPP and nothing is being done to caution them”.
Mr Margai further said for the past four weeks there had seen a vast difference in the relationship between the police and his party, stating that he did not have problems with the junior ranks but those in the upper echelon.