Assailants link SLPP to political violence
The Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) was reduced to nothing on Wednesday March 21 but thugs by former supporters and thugs they allegedly owned. These disclosures were made in a hurriedly organised press conference held at the Ministry of Information and Communications, 8th floor Youyi Building, Freetown.
Ahmed Ken Kamara leader of the SLPP thugs, Mohamed Jabbie, Mohamed MB Jalloh, Mohamed Koroma, Joe Nunie and Kemoh Lahai Bangura in an emergency press briefing organized by the Deputy Government Spokesman Sylvester Swarray told journalists that all the violence occurring in the southern part of the country was orchestrated by the Opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party. Ken Kamara in his statement said he was the youth leader for the SLPP during the 2007 in the southern part of the country and part of his duties include planning attacks on other party supporters and prominent members of the incumbent government but came to realize that such actions are bad after a workshop organized by the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) and the United Nations at the Northern town of Lungi
Advancing reason for their cross-carpeting to the ruling APC, Ken Kamara disclosed that policies of the then Vice President and flag bearer of the Sierra Leone People party were strained.
Solomon Berewa is no longer visible in the party as the only visible legacy in the party is nothing but violence. He confesses to be the ring leader of the Tongo political violence.
He disclosed further that the SLPP thugs did not only consist of ex-combatant and Kamajors but also police officers and renowned Journalists he did not name.
Musa Muttar the youngest among them explained how Momodu Koroma, the SLPP running mate for the 2007 election pushed him to caused violence during the elections process.
He told media practitioners that he was one of the accused persons at the Tongo field who was charged for wounding three persons with intent to kill.
He said he has special dressing he put on when he wants to embark on his operations but was persuaded by the minister of internal affairs Musa Tara Wally to disassociate from such practices to become a good citizen the country would be proud of.
Musa Mutta said he was one of the taskforce for three hundred bike riders in Bo who also double as Young Generation Leader in Bo Town.
Mohamed Jabbie publicly states that he is still SLPP and that he remained loyal to the length of services he had as young generation leader.
He said it is difficult for him to quit the SLPP but declares support for President Ernest Bai Koroma who he said has maintained developmental strides in the country.
Jabbie disclosed that they have been behind the political violence in the country since 2007 and that the opposition have always used them to wreak mayhem in sticky situations citing the Fenthi Road incident in Bo, Zimmi, Gendema and Tongo field as being their handy work of the opposition SLPP.
He advised all press men to make no mistake as SLPP is more corrupt than any other party in Sierra Leone.
In response to the above allegations, one of SLPP’s journalists, Editor of the Unity Newspaper, Bob Wilson Bocharie, known as BW Bockarie said the press conference was politically motivated by the ruling APC to blackmail their image.
He said the allegations were baseless and unfounded and said he was not surprised at all to hear such nonsense coming from none but opportunists who are mere beggars to square their days’ plates of meals.
BW Bockarie said his party, the SLPP is not violent and has got no history of violence. He concluded that the young men did well to have registered before they left to confessing their misdeeds for which the police are now liable to arrest and bring them, to justice.
Their exit, he said would now ensure a peaceful coexistence in the country as the November elections are going to be held peaceful with their absence. He called on the APC to be careful their new converts.
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