The Assistant Inspector General (AIG) East Elizabeth Turay has held a meeting with political parties at the Kenema police regional headquarters.
Explaining the purpose of the meeting, the AIG East Madam Turay says they as police will continue to take the lead in engaging political parties because of the trend of event in Kenema, all with the aim of going through a peaceful elections.
She stressed that it is the responsibility of all concerned to make sure that the coming election is peaceful and they as police will do everything possible to make sure that it remains quiet.
“I am quite confident that nothing wrong will happen that will disturb the peace” she said
In his opening statement the Chairman of the meeting Mr. Salia Magona who is the Provincial Secretary East and also doubles as Chairman of the Provincial security committee, appealed to key players to regard politics as a very decent football match.
He called on all not to take the law into their hands but to address their grievances through the police.
“Let us all listen to the leadership and let Kenema be a good example to the rest of the country” he said.
Responding, the Mr. David Sama of PMDC said their party is a law abiding party which he said the police in Kenema will testify to because they are tolerant in nature.
PMDC will continue to respect every political party in the election process, but he urged the police not to delay justice.
He alleged that the SLPP party has formed a task force group with the responsibility of upsetting the election process.
Mr. Arthur Koroma of the SLPP says if the elections come out positively the credit will go to the SLPP and that they will continue to live as brothers and sisters with other parties but maintained that it is not everything that they as party will tolerate.
He blamed the PMDC party of having leadership problem, because most of their leaders cannot control their membership.
Mr. Abdul K.Kaifala of the APC said that APC is a mature party who always abide by law and order.
They in the APC know what they are up to he said.
He called on all stakeholders to work as a team in the interest of their country.
Madam Mary Mannah, the District Chairlady of NDA says their party is made up of mainly youths who stand for their motto – Respect for all.