From Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown

SLPP Vows to Challenge APC’s Thuggery
By Abdul Fonti
Jan 7, 2010, 15:21

National Chairman of the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) has, on behalf of his party, vowed to “challenge any attempt by the APC government to continue the use of thuggery and political intimidation in the politics of our country”.

“We will also continue to challenge the continuous political interference by the APC government into the operations of the country’s democratic institutions like the IMC, PPRC, NEC, PARLIAMENT and LOCAL COUNCILS,” said Mr. John Oponjo Benjamin in his New Year message.

According to Mr. Benjamin, “the SLPP shall continue to advocate fearlessly on issues that border on corruption, democracy, human rights and good governance in our country without malice, in the interest of every citizen so that the  workplan contained in the APC political manifesto does not disappear into thin air”.

The SLPP Chairman also used the forum to raise grave concerns on what he termed as “the open interference by the APC government in the conduct of the current Paramount Chieftaincy elections”. Such Political manipulation, according to him, interferes with the citizen’s right to freely choose the paramount chief of their choice and could lead to social instability.

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