ZAIN staff threatens to kill SLPP presidential hopeful
Anthony Daunde, a senior staff worker at ZAIN, Koidu office has allegedly threatened to stone to death Professor Ritchard M’bayo, the University professor who has expressed an interest in becoming the flag bearer of the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party in the 2012 presidential elections.
Mr. Daunde made this threat recently in Ngaya Town in Kono during the visit of Professor M’bayo to the district. According to Daunde, M’bayo has no right to come to Kono to declare his intentions, saying that if he steps foot in Ngaya Town he will be stoned to death by his boys. “M’bayo will know what trouble is if he comes to Ngaya Town and we are ready to put a stop to his nonsense of hoping to be the next president of Sierra Leone,” Daunde proclaimed.
Mr. Daunde, who is a strong stalwart of the APC in Ngaya Town has also threatened that he will disrupt any meeting that Professor M’bayo convenes in Ngaya and said he will personally lead any attack on the SLPP presidential hopeful.
According to Daunde, elections are over and therefore no one should be allowed to make any further statement or announce their political intentions. “It is against the laws of Sierra Leone and I will be the first to lead my boys to break up any political meeting as long as the APC is in power.
Due to Mr. Daunde’s threats, Professor M’bayo was advised to move out of the district to avoid any blood shed.
Professor M’bayo traveled at night out of the district as he received a tip-off that certain unscrupulous individuals, including Daunde were planning to cause mayhem and even shed blood in their plan to ensure that the Professor is stopped from making known his intentions.
The decision to attack Professor M’bayo might not be unconnected with the popular welcome he received in Koidu as well as the impact he has been making in the district. “No amount of threat will derail our democratic approach and we are sure the people of Kono generally are in total support of Professor M’bayo,” said an elderly supporter of the SLPP who asked not to be named.
Professor M’bayo has said that he did not travel out of the district for fear but because he did not want a bloody confrontation between this supporters and some thugs who have no concept of what democracy means.
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