Some Sierra Leoneans identifying as Concerned Sierra Leoneans Worldwide will be staging a demonstration against President Julius Maada Bio and his government at the UN Headquarters in New York.
Report indicates the group will be protesting against what they perceive to be “rigging of the June 24 elections, human rights abuses and killings being committed by the Bio SLPP Government”.
Melrose Thomas, a member of the group told Cocorioko that the demonstration is to let the world know “the atrocities President Bio continues to commit” against citizens of his country.
Thomas claimed that Bio has killed more people than in any other president in the country.
Another member of the group, Musa Sesay, said their intent is for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to issue a warrant of arrest for Bio.
Meanwhile, there are also reports that members of the SLPP will also be staging an anti-demonstration against Concerned Sierra Leoneans.
Some SLPP members in North America also accused planners of the demonstration to be from the opposition All People’s Congress (APC) but the leadership of the group denied the allegations.
Bio is in New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) starting tomorrow, 19 September. World leaders and other top diplomats are already in New York for the gathering.