Sierra Leone Parliament Walk Out Embarrasses President Bio
The Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) led government of the former junta, Julius Maada Bio, has once again received another slap on the face as all 67 Members of Parliament of the main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) Party, staged a walk out in Parliament while the President was about to address the nation on the State Opening of Parliament.
The walk out, as exhibited by APC MP’S on various placards they displayed, was done as a way of registering their disappointment and dissatisfaction over numerous constitutional and human rights abuses by the President and his SLPP government.
The APC Members of Parliament, all sympathizers of the party and thousands of Sierra Leoneans, are accusing President Bio and his government of constitutional violations, human rights abuses, political intimidation and divisive governance which they believe is not good for the country’s democracy.
The APC, according to the various placards they displayed, demand that the SLPP Government drop all fictitious petition cases against their MP’s, the sacking of the current National Electoral Commission (NEC) Chairman, N’fa Alie Conteh, stop the bastardization of the constitution, stop the divisive governance among several others.
Though the SLPP is yet to respond to this latest action from the main opposition but this is indeed a big slap on the democratic credentials of the SLPP Government which has come under severe criticisms over the last 12 months for its numerous excesses since taking over the reins of governance.
AYV breaking news video of the walk out below
By Ibrahim Alusine Kamara
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