SLPP Supporters fight in Kenema
Supporters of Rtd Brigadier Julius Maada Bio and supporters of Ambassador Alli Bangura were caught in a serious confrontation and an ensuing duel that flanged residents of Wesley Street and surroundings panic stricken.
Reports from our south eastern bureau confirmed that aspirant for the national chairmanship of the party Ambassador Alli Bangura stormed the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) office in a fleet of fifteen vehicles purportedly to host a meeting where he intended to declare his candidature past Saturday July 19th.
Supporters of the 2013 Presidential election and flag bearer of the SLPP, Rtd. Brigadier Julius Maada Bio put up a stout resistance to the proposed meeting and this resulted in a serious scuffle between the two factions of SLPP supporters.
Supporters of Bio said that they were not informed of any such meeting in the party office and therefore debarred the occurrence of such meeting.
While a bitter argument ensued between both factions a supporter of Ambassador Bangura ripped off a picture of Maada Bio on the wall and this resulted in a fight. The warring factions pelted stones and other missiles at each others which caused residents to flee for the safety of their lives.
The police had to intervene to stop the raging battle although we are yet to confirm if any arrests were made.
Supporters of Bio have threatened to bring down every picture of Alli Bangura in Kenema.
Sources say that Ambassador Alli Bangura had earlier on approached a renowned Paramount Chief in Kenema to pay obeisance and inform him about his proposed meeting with supporters of his party but he was reportedly snubbed by the said chief. Rather it was told the Paramount Chief (name withheld) retorted that his role forbids him to take active part in party politics.
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