The newly elected Mayors and Members of Parliament (MPs) from Sierra Leone’s main opposition party, the All People’s Congress (APC), have declared their intent to abstain from participating in the governance processes of the state.

This decision follows a resolution made by the APC’s National Advisory Committee during a meeting held on June 30th, 2023, as stated in the party’s press release.

The resolution, which was released on the same day as the meeting, clearly outlined the party’s decision not to partake in any level of governance in Sierra Leone.

The elected representatives of the APC in Parliament have wholeheartedly endorsed this position and have vowed to abstain from participating in the country’s 6th Parliament until their party’s demands are met.