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Peace and reconciliation meeting and conduct of supporters

Peace and reconciliation meeting and conduct of supporters

Retired Brigadier Julius Maada Bio, expressed his profound appreciation to the members of the Green Piece Initiative for their memorable Peace and Reconciliation Meeting at the Party’s national headquarters on 8th February 2017 which brought together Flagbearer Aspirants and Stakeholders of the Sierra Leone People’s Party to discuss pertinent issues and agreeing on concrete actions to resolve the current political impasse in the party.

In describing the meeting, Retired Brigadier Bio stated: “The ambiance of the meeting which was characterised by frankness, respect, comradeship and sincerity of purpose among Flagbearer Aspirants and Stakeholders has signalled our shared and collective determination to ensure that SLPP becomes united, inclusive and prepared ahead of national elections in February 2018.”

On the innovation of the Peace March, Retired Brigadier Bio also expresses his optimism: “The March to Cotton Tree as Flagbearer Aspirants and the various speeches we made should assure the general public that our commitment for a united SLPP is now unwavering. We also sent a clear message to voters that SLPP is a family and we can reconcile our differences as brothers in the spirit of ‘ONE COUNTRY, ONE PEOPLE. I commend my colleague Aspirants for demonstrating solidarity to the Peace Process and reiterate my indefatigable commitment to all efforts in uniting our Party.”

In a statement that was also endorsed by all Flagbearer Aspirants as part of the Joint Communiqué on the conduct of all supporters of the respected Aspirants on print, electronic and social media, Retired Brigadier Bio calls on all his supporters and SLPP members to support the ongoing peace process:

“I call on all my supporters, supporters of colleague Aspirants and members of the party to desist from all forms of personal attacks and any action that could undermine the fledgling peace we are working on currently in the party. I implore all supporters and members to treat one another with dignity and respect expected of our great Party.

“Let us now focus our conversations on extolling the values of our Party, strengthening our bonds and supporting the National Officers and SLPP Members of Parliament to hold the Government accountable on behalf of the people of Sierra Leone. These are parts of the true foundation on which any Aspirant who emerges as the Party’s Flagbearer will build on to return our Party to governance in 2018. We must all now become Good Ambassadors of our great Party.”

Submitted by Julius Maada Bio Media and Communications Team

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