Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio has openly accused the main opposition of persistently inciting violence, even after agreeing to engage in dialogues aimed at fostering peace following the elections.

On Tuesday, Chernor Bah, Minister of Information and Civic Education informed the public that from the analysis done, the disturbances of November 26th meet the threshold of “a failed attempted coup”.

Addressing a visiting delegation from the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States), President Bio emphasized the opposition’s alleged involvement in disruptive activities.

“We agreed to dialogue all in the name of peace, and yet again, they decided to cause mayhem,” remarked President Bio. He pointed out a previous incident on August 10, where the opposition allegedly wielded weapons, resulting in the unfortunate loss of lives, including police officers. Despite this, the opposition purportedly labeled the events as a “civil protest.”

The gravity of the situation has garnered attention beyond the national borders. Dr. Omar Alieu Touray, President of the ECOWAS Commission who is presently in the country, expressed readiness to deploy a regional troop to the country if necessary, aiming to bolster national security measures in response to potential escalations