Ex-Soldiers threaten disrupting election come 2012 if…
Ex-soldiers have threatened to interrupt the 2012 elections if money owed is not paid with 90 days.
“We shall definitely interrupt the 2012 elections if government refuse to pay our money within the 90 days ultimatum,” ex- soldiers said.
They made the disclosure after barricading the office of the Vice President holding placards and peacefully demanding for payment of their benefits as former serving military personnel.
“Pay us our money. It is in the Human RightsCommission report that our money should be paid without any undue delay,” the protesting ex-soldiers demanded.
SLA18169853 Corporal Alhaji Kamara one time attached to the 15th Battalion, Lungi, revealed he has served the army for a good 18 years with a clean sheet.
He said he deserves the benefit and it must be paid him. “We will not rest and government will also not rest if they did not pay us our money,” Cpl Kamara fumed.
“In November of 2008, we respectfully made a complaint to the Ombudsman’s office and the Human Rights Commission respectively.”
“Our complaint was looked into and it was seen as completely genuine.”
“The Commission therefore ordered government to pay us our benefits, but up until now it is yet to be paid though.”
The retired Army Cpl Kamara lay blame on the police for always pursuing them out of the Vice President’s office when in fact they had gone there to peacefully say their feelings to the powers that be.
“We denounce the arrest of our colleagues and therefore asked that they are unconditionally released by the police at the Criminal Investigations Department,” they said.
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