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CSM-SL appeal to citizens

CSM-SL appeal to citizens

Civil Society Movement Sierra Leone (CSM-SL) on 23 November 2012 organized a press conference at the National Coordinating Centre, 34 Godrich Street, encouraging Sierra Leoneans and all political parties to continue with the spirit of maintaining the peace and tranquility the country is currently enjoying.

Reading a statement to journalists, CSM-SL Administrative Officer, Mark Mahmoud Kaloko noted that in the ongoing electoral process in Sierra Leone, the Civil Society Movement as part of its mandate in promoting good governance in the country, conducted civic and voter education at all levels to help the electorates understand the electoral process and voting in elections.

He furthered that on the 16th Civil Society Members were trained and deployed as National observers to observe the polling day in the western urban, adding that these observers have submitted their reports through elections observation checklist.

He noted that the overall conduct of the elections in the country on polling day was very peaceful as electorates came out in their hundreds to cast their votes without disturbances, except for few isolated cases but saying yet it does not deter the process.

He further commended NEC for their effort in a successful exercise and called on all political parties and their supporters to be patience and remain peaceful.

He said CSM-SL is reflecting the minds of all political parties and the general public that election goes with changes and those dramatic changes comes through the will of the people must therefore be embrace by all.  He entreated political parties that feel aggrieved on the conduct of the election to refrain from making unethical statements that would create tension and discomfort the nation and urged them to seek redress through the due process of the law. Saying elections are not about violence but nation building, noting that they have an established network country wide.

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