Referencing the Hamilton violence ahead of the bye-election, the SLPP release says “during the campaign period, they unleashed mayhem on our candidate leading to the burning of her car and destruction of other property, that case is presently pending before the magistrate court and one of the APC party members Gibril Bangura, has been sending messages publicly threatening the life of the presiding magistrate.”
In the melee that the APC ignited, the release continued, huge sections of votes could not be accounted for.
But after tallying of accessed results by our party, our candidate Josephine Jackson clearly won the elections.
The SLPP also commends the security forces for their professionalism in curbing the planned violence of the main opposition APC and ensuring that Sierra Leoneans continue to live in peace.
“The party is critically examining the decision by NEC to cancel the entire election and suggested rerun. We are convinced that our candidate should be declared winner of the elections, after all compiled results by our party show her victory,” the release states, adding “we also hold the view that the APC votes should have been annulled because of their planned and carefully executed electoral fraud”
The SLPP calls on its members to be calm and law abiding.