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Political Violence Erupts Across The Country

Political Violence Erupts Across The Country

It is reported by several of local media outlets in the country that thousands of people are directly and indirectly affected by the spate of political violence and intimidation among supporters of the two major political parties before and after the March 31stgeneral elections.  Whilst the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) is looking most of these citizens’ supporters of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) and All People’s Congress (APC) are planning to raid them where they are for discrediting their parties.

It could be recalled that the recent spate of political violence and intimidation among supporters of the main opposition SLPP and the governing APC over alleged attacks from supporters of the two parties are unprecedented in Kanigo in the Western Area, Bo, Kono, Makeni, Kambai , Tonkolili  and Falaba .This had led to unrest in most of these places especially the victims of political intimidation some survivors  affected by the August 14 mudslide  and flooding who are on the run for publicly  articulating their ordeals against then APC government.

The political violence and intimidation amongst supporters of the different political parties especially the governing All People’s (APC) and the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) in the 2018 multitier elections have been worrisome across the sixteen electoral districts in the country.

The political intimidation in the country is also meted against some families of the 29 people that were   massacre by the then National Provisional Ruling Council (NPRC) regime in 1992. Most of the families are seriously facing political intimidation and violence in their respective communities. Most of the electorates are living in fear particularly after the worrisome incidents at Saint John where few months back the ruling APC was nominating their Presidential Candidate, Dr. Samura Mathew Wilson Kamara at the National Electoral Commission NEC over forty (40) “click boys” harvested unrest on the ordinary Sierra Leoneans.

Some of the residents alleged that they were attacked, molested and beaten by people they believed to be APC thugs under the supervision Mohamed Bangura, a former Minister of Information and Communication. In Buyah Romende in the Port Loko District, a APC Parliamentary Candidate spewing hate vile speech by declaring that anybody that vote for SLPP will be expelled from the community.

A Civil Society Activist, James Kamara noted that incident illustrated that the rights to association and movement enshrined in the country’s 1991 constitution have been violated during the campaign and rallies across the districts many citizens are on the run after the thugs promised to kill them since they have failed to support their party in the March 31st Presidential run-off election.

He added that over securitization and militarization of the election process evidenced by the usual deployment of military and armed police personnel in many parts of the country is like preparing for war also contributed to the political intimidation.

Names Of People That Contacted This Medium

  1. Cyril Harold Smith
  2. Moslina Momoh
  3. Isata Carow
  4. Kadijatu Kamara
  5. Brima Sam
  6. Lansana Kai Kai
  7. Mukeh Alvina Foray
  8. Zainab Y Kamara
  9. George English
  10. Joseph George
  11. Sanphan Dumbuya
  12. Joseph Lappia
  13. Sulaiman Bayor
  14. Rose Yankuba
  15. Umarr Bah
  16. Andrew B Seiyia
  17. Mohamed Koroma
  18. Yazido Conteh
  19. Jeneba Koroma
  20. John Albert Simbo
  21. Makai Jalloh
  22. Monica pokuwa
  23. Mariam Kargbo
  24. Juliet Buanie
  25. Emanuel Pratt
  26. Anolda Cole
  27. Theodora Smith
  28. Aminata Amara
  29. Mary Magdaline
  30. Gbandawa
  31. (Khadeeja Tempy Koroma
  32. Hannah Conteh
  33. Hannah Taylor
  34. Abdulrazak Kabba
  35. Kabba Sesay
  36. Kabba Jalloh
  37. Maada Maka Swarray
  38. Victoria Hawa Kamara
  39. Kadiatu Deinkeh
  40. Isatu Sesay
  41. Isaac Kai
  42. Hussinatu Pessima
  43. Daniel Fille
  44. Patient Thompson
  45. Alberta Titie Macualey
  46. Rosaline Niandebu
  47. Ansumana Sesay
  48. Morlai Sesay
  49. Josephine Alpha
  50. Josephine Ngobeh
  51. James Moseray
  52. Jeneba Z Bangura
  53. Victoria Hawa Jawad
  54. Fatima Kamara
  55. Isata Sesay
  56. Isatu Kamara
  57. Isata Jimmy
  58. Salieu Bangura
  59. Silika Beatrice Sesay
  60. Alpha Umarr Kargbo
  61. Jestina Komba
  62. Jestina Kona Lamin
  63. N’mah Kamara
  64. Musu Cole
  65. Amos Nyama
  66. Musu Thoronka
  67. Lucinda F Vandi
  68. Isha Joseph Samura
  69. Hawa Jalloh
  70. Aminata Sesay
  71. Christiana Findley
  72. Musu Kanneh
  73. Haroun Samai
  74. Jakie Koroma
  75. Tamba Tengbeh
  76. Adama Yaya kanu
  77. Christiana Bamie Cole
  78. Abdul Sanu
  79. Amadu Barrie
  80. Isatu Ayo Kamara
  81. Mamadu Jalloh
  82. Loice Saffa
  83. Mohamed Demby
  84. William Kargbo
  85. Nancy Bah
  86. Annie Decker
  87. Rugiatu Dumbuya
  88. Aminata Koroma
  89. Fatmata Mussa
  90. Zalikatu Koroma
  91. Ellen Victoria Findlay
  92. Iris senor bangura
  93. AdamaYayah Kanu
  94. Abioseh Griffin
  95. Christiana Bamie Nicol
  96. Isata Samura
  97. Momodu Mansaray
  98. Lansana Bawoh
  99. Jestina Komba
  100. Fanta Rosaline Amara

This names that are mentioned in this medium are now in hiding being fear of political harassment and or of police persecution over previous demonstration of the mudslide donation and flood victim donation.

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