NEC Condemns Political Violence

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The National Electoral Commission has condemned in no uncertain terms that, violence has no place in modern politics. It is reported that Friday clashes in the southern city of Bo left a NEC staff injured. Barely weeks to the run-off election scheduled for March 27, tribal sentiments have endeared the political space with hate speeches occupying the air spaces and social media platforms.

Tne NEC statement has these lines: « After more than a decade of civil war, Sierra Leone  has conducted for national elections. each of these elections has underscored a new legacy a -legacy that is chacterised b peace and not violence.

« On 7th, March, 2018, Sierra Leone conducted elections that were both peaceful and widely supported. more than 84 percent of all registered voters participated -including many who came on foot and waited long hours under a hot sun. they cast their ballot papers, peacefully and they have awaited results patiently.

« The commission appreciate that the vast majority of Sierra Leoneans remain steadfast in their will for a peaceful electoral process. we now ask that all citizens would recognize the value of peaceful environment we have come to expect and conduct themselves accordingly.

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Abu Bakarr Tarawally is a Journalist based in Freetown. He works for the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation as a radio producer. He has once served as Editor for a few newspapers in Freetown, including Sierra Express Media, The Exclusive Newspaper and his own newspaper, the Daily Express Publications. He is a teacher trainer, and loves writing and reading a lot. Email: abstarawally@gmail.com. Call +232 88601277 or +2327661303.

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