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Let the rules be observed in politicking

Let the rules be observed in politicking

No one can deny the fact that, “There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the floods, leads on the fortune” and that “such a full sea” of political flag bearer aspirants “are now afloat” though there is a time for engaging the storm.

What, however, remains a concern to Sierra Leoneans, is the flagrant disregard of electoral rules and regulations as we now see people beating the gun to engage in political campaigning doe flagbearership of the two main political parties, the APC and the SLPP under the guise of social mobilisation.

The laws of this nation forbid anyone in the Government employment to participate in politics as a candidate, be it for President, Member of Parliament, Mayor, Chairman or Councilor.

While the law does not deny a citizen the right to vie for any political office, adhering to the rules and regulations governing such activities should be a guiding principle.

All those in public offices, who wish to declare their intentions to the people, should first resign their positions before engaging into open politics.

This country is known for her stance on the principle of rule of law, implying that all citizens, especially those vying for elective office, should follow the rules and regulations governing political activities in the country.

We are not happy with people flouting these rules and regulations and we will continue to condemn them.

We also want to implore the National Electoral Commission (NEC) to prevail on politicians of all shades to adhere to the rules of the game and in the event of any infractions let the full force of the law be brought upon them.

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