“I tried my level best to calm down the situation but most people perceived me as belonging to the then opposition All People’s Congress(APC).But to the best of my knowledge I was only playing my role as a traditional leader and in doing that people will accuse you. In carrying out my activities if I deed anything wrong consciously or unconsciously please forgive me.”
Chief Ganawa said elections are now over and what people should now focus on is community development and not attacking people any longer.
Both Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) and the All People’s Congress in the chiefdom regretted the ordeal they went through before and after announcement of the presidential results. They emotionally embraced each other and pledged to improve community cohesion.
During the meeting those who had fled into bushes surrounding Kangama came into the open following several assurances from the Inclusive Committee that no one will harmed. The presence of the District Officer William Ngegbai, Office of National Security staff Tamba Lamin and staff of Fambul Tok also increased their trust.
A community elder Sahr Tamba summed up the views of the community: “let bygones be bygones. He is our paramount chief, the SLPP and APC supporters belong to this community. We will embrace all in the spirit of peace and reconciliation. A broken calabash cannot hold water enough to give life to the kids. We want to move on as a community. Thank you Fambul Tokfor your assistance!”