SLPP women’s leader condemns police ban
The National Women’s Leader of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), Isatu J. Kabbah, has condemned the Sierra Leone Police for imposing a ban on political rallies in the country. (Photo: Mrs Isatu Kabbah L and-Hon.-Marie Jalloh)
She said however that the police have had no legal mandate to issue a blanket ban on all political activities in the country.
“It is the constitutional mandate of the Political Party Registration Commission (PPRC) to impose sanctions on political parties and not the police at all,” Isata said.
She however added that it was the SLPP that wrote a letter to management of the Sierra Leone Police Force asking them hold a meeting with the SLPP and other political parties.
She said that in the meeting, opposition political parties asked the police to lift the ban on political rallies so that there can be fair play from among other political parties.
She further said that resolutions were reached at in the meeting, which according to her, ranges from political dialogue to that of having political parties sees their opponents as brothers and sisters than as enemies.
“Upon this” she said, “it was agreed that there shall be another meeting with officials of the Political Parties Registration Commission to be organized by the People Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) party.”
She however called on government to expedite action on the ongoing investigations concerning the Bo and Kono Districts disturbances.
She asked that the police enforce the law on persons found culpable of perpetrating unrest in the country.
By Princetta Williams
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