In a meeting held on Thursday 13th June, 2024 at the New Brookfield’s Hotel in Freetown, the leadership of sixteen (16) registered political parties agreed to work together for peace, unity and national cohesion.

The Inter-Party Dialogue Committee was established out of resolution five (5) of the Agreement for National Unity signed by the Government of Sierra Leone and the All Peoples Congress (APC) to institutionalise an inter-party framework.

These political parties also discussed the Terms of Reference for the Inter Party Dialogue Committee.

Before agreeing on actions points to be taken immediately, the National Secretary General of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party, Umaru Napoleon Koroma Esq. and the Deputy National Secretary General of the All Peoples Congress (APC) Osman Abdel Timbo Esq. took the podium and read the joint press statement signed by both parties condemning hate speech and violence.

The 16 parties present agreed on the following:

  1. To popularise the Joint Press Statement signed by the SLPP and APC condemning hate speech and violence
  2. To hold joint outreach programme using radio and TV amongst others
    The leaders of the political parties present further committed themselves to peace and to do all such that will promote national cohesion and political stability.

However, The All Peoples Congress (APC) Party has informed the Public that it has withdraw from the Tripartite agreement due to the refusal of the SLPP Government representatives at the Committee to continue discussions with their  APC counterparts on the verification of the results as announced by ECSL, including the release of disaggregated votes by polling station.