Sierra Leone’s political parties regulatory body (PPRC) has issued a stern warning to the ruling All Peoples Congress led Government to stop aligning itself to certain ethnic group/s which will undermine the country’s peace and stability.
See attached Press Release:
Pursuant to its mandate as provided in the Constitution of Sierra Leone Act No. 6 of 1991 and the Political Parties Act No. 3 of 2002, the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) is calling on the All Peoples Congress (APC) to advise some of its members to refrain from aligning a particular tribe/ethnic group to their Party.
The Commission is hereby asking the APC to ensure that their members put down banners or posters with the inscription “Krio for APC”.
It is clear in the Political Parties Act of 2002 that political parties should not be aligned to any particular tribe in Sierra Leone and such banners and posters are not in the interest of the people of Sierra Leone.
The Commission is also calling on the Leadership of all registered Political Parties to ensure that they respect the Campaign Calendar as published by the National Electoral Commission (NEC).
Furthermore, Political Parties should desist from holding political party meetings on dates that has been allocated to another party as it is a recipe for chaos and/or political disputes.
The Commission therefore call on the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) to remain vigilant and bring to book anyone caught violating the campaign calendar.
Patrick O. Hamilton