Press Release – APC National Presidential Campaign Committee, Sierra Leone
The public is hereby informed that the unwarranted and unlawful obstruction of the presidential motorcade by the SLPP presidential candidate Rtd. Brig. Julius Maada Bio demonstrated total disregard for constituted authority and the rule of law. (Photo: His Excellency, President Ernest Bai Koroma)
The orders of the police were brazenly disregarded by Rtd. Brig. Julius Maada Bio, but for the timely intervention of H.E the President an ugly confrontation with the police would have led to a breach of our hard won peace.
President Koroma demonstrated maturity and statesmanship and ordered his convoy to stop. This magnanimous action led to the avoidance of lethal confrontation between the presidential bodyguards and the SLPP flag bearer’s entourage.
In view of the above, the APC National Presidential Campaign Committee has accordingly advised H.E the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma not to share the same platform in the debate scheduled 30th October, 2012 with a man who has a penchant for violence and disrespect for law and order.
The National Campaign Committee regrets any inconvenience this cancellation may cause the general public. However invitation for H.E’s participation in similar presidential debates will be considered on a case by case basis.
Signed: Hon. Alhaji Minkailu Mansaray
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