3 Political Parties Meet Today

 

In order to avoid any ugly incidence during the rerun of the Ward 196 bye-election in Tonko Limba Chiefdom, Kambia district, the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) will today, Friday, 1st March, 2019, together with the leadership of the three political parties taking part in the election meet with stakeholders in Masunthu Village.

It could be recalled that violence marred the election when it was first held and the National Elections Commission (NEC) had to cancel it conduct.

The aim of the meeting by PPRC with the leadership of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), All People’s Congress (APC) and National Grand Coalition (NGC) and stakeholders is to popularize the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the three parties and stakeholders on Tuesday, 26th February, 2019.

Other national stakeholders that will be part of the meeting are NEC, Office of National Security (ONS), the Sierra Leone Police (SLP), the leadership of the All Political Parties Association (APPA), All Political Parties Women’s Association (APPWA) and All Political Parties Youth Association (APPYA).

Meanwhile, in order to prevent undue influencing of voters and corruption of the process, all political party officials have been banned from being present within the precincts of the voting stations. The ban includes political actors that are not ordinarily resident within Ward 196.

The accord which was reached by the three parties also calls for tolerance and condemnation of any act of violence and intimidation. The parties also agreed to accept the will of the people by accepting the results, whilst NEC promised to hold free, fair, transparent and credible election.