The All Peoples Congress (APC) has received a further notification from the Inspector General of Police (IGP) regarding their intention to hold a peaceful march to the offices of the Electoral Commission for Sierra Leone.
The notification comes after the APC failed to attend a previously scheduled meeting to discuss the planning for the procession.
In a letter addressed to Lansana Dumbuya Esq., the National Secretary General of the APC, written by ACP Ismail Keita for the IGP, referred to the earlier correspondence from the political party and their response.
The ACP cited Section 17 (2) of the Public Order Act No. 46 of 1965, which grants the Commissioner of Police, and in this case, the IGP, the authority to disallow or impose conditions on any procession if it poses a risk to defense, public order, public safety, or public morality.
The APC has been invited to another meeting with the Inspector General of Police and his senior management team at Police Headquarters on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, at 10:00 hours. The purpose of the meeting is to engage in further discussion and planning concerning the intended peaceful march.
The APC has been assured of the police’s cooperation throughout the process.