It is reported that officers at the Criminal Investigation Department in Freetown have invited the National Grand Coalition (NGC) party National Chairman and Leader, Dr. Dennis Bright and the Western Area Regional Chiarman, Arthur Pearce over their involvement as CoPPP members in the Constituency 073 By Election in Koya, Port Loko yesterday.

According to NGC Media and Communication Team both their Chairman and the Western Area Regional Chairman were asked to report at CID this morning.

“The continued harassment of opposition figures in the country by the police is going on unabated. The public should know that, the NGC and its members are law abiding and they are free to do their political campaigns with whosoever or where so ever,” NGC stated.

The Chairman and Leader of NGC, Dennis Bright was invited by the main opposition, All Peoples Congress (APC) to join their campaign at the By Election in Koya, Port Loko District.

It was alleged that Bright used inciting statements whiles canvassing voters to vote for the APC instead of the ruling Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP).

The NGC has this morning issued a press release stating that, their attention has been drawn to a number of videos and photos that are making the rounds on social media associating Dr. Dennis Bright with violence.

They added that, “Specifically, a video showing Dr. Bright talking to some young people, strangers that he met along the Freetown-Waterloo road, at Songo junction when together with other COPPP members they were going to honor an invitation by APC to attend their bye election rally yesterday.”

“It is shocking that some mischievous people are trying to spin a two minutes peaceful encounter by the roadside into a story about violence. The NGC wishes it to be known that we strongly oppose all forms of violence and insist that the only way Sierra Leone will develop is if there is peace and stability in the country,” NGC stated.

The party stated that they have never been known to be a violent party and they are never going to be one.

“We therefore urge all those who are using the social media to deliberately malign hard working and forward looking citizens to stop the distraction and let us focus on solving the problems we are facing in this country within the framework of good governance, respect for the rule of law and human rights,” NGC noted.