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SLPP, APC, NGC leaders urge citizens to promote peaceful elections

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SLPP, APC, NGC leaders urge citizens to promote peaceful elections


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Leaders of the 3 leading political parties in Sierra Leone, His Excellency President Dr. Julius Maada Bio of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), Dr. Samura Mathew Wilson Kamara of the All-People’s Congress (APC) Party and Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella of the National Grand Coalition (NGC) Party, have encouraged citizens to go collect their Voter ID Cards and ensure peaceful elections in June, 2023.

Speaking at the Hockey Pitch in Wilberforce Barracks, where he collected his Voter ID, President Bio encouraged all registered voters to collect their IDs.

He said: “Today, I collected my own voter ID and I hope that all those who registered will come out to collect theirs and keep it safe to be able to cast their vote on 24 June 2023. The best thing we can do for Sierra Leone, as citizens, is to ensure that we have peaceful and safe elections that are credible and above the void.

“So, I am appealing to you all to be peaceful, law-abiding and patriotic citizens. That is why the voter identification card, which is being issued by the Election Commission of Sierra Leone, is not a hard card but rather a soft card, which cannot be used mistakenly to wound or harm someone. The voter identification card is the power you have, as a voter, to vote for the person you believe can bring progress to this country.”

President Bio went on to state; “So, with this card, you have a chance to vote either to go back to 1961 or to go into the 21st Century, which includes human capital development, women’s empowerment, protection of the girl child, more tangible development and a peaceful and productive country”.

At MAFA Field in Lumley where he collected his Voter ID, Dr. Samura Kamara commended the Electoral Commission for Sierra Leone (EC-SL) for its good job.

Dr. Samura Kamara said: “The recent voter ID is better than the last one due to my experience. In the last election, I registered at Kamalo in Northwest Sierra Leone but my name ID card was seen at Brookfields in Freetown”.

He called on all citizens who have registered to come out in their numbers to collect their voter ID cards which will make them eligible to vote in the 2023 elections.

Dr. Samura Kamara condemned the tearing of political portraits in different places, noting that everybody has the right to put their portraits on the streets without them being destroyed.

He went further that as a politician, he does not believe in portrait politics, adding that a well-known politician does not need portraits to win an election.

Collecting his voter identification card at Kychom, Samu chiefdom in the Kambia district, Hon. Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella encouraged the people to come out and collect their voter IDs. He also encouraged them to unsure a very peaceful election come June this year.

All three leaders have strongly denounced electoral violence and the ongoing destruction of Campaign Banners and Billboards along the streets.

Using a remarkably similar language, the three men said that those who are confident of victory do not need to destroy banners of their challengers/opponents in politics.

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