Sierra Leone’s main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) has revealed outcome of recent discussions held with Inter-religious Council and Independent Commission for Peace and National Cohesion.
“At the meetings what came out clearly from them was that they wanted to know, first hand, what the party’s contestations are and the way forward in resolving the impasse between the Government and the party,” the APC said.
They furthered that the two institutions were informed of what their concerns were and that they should also focus on the cause of the problem.
Meanwhile, the two meetings ended in deadlock in ending the current boycott of the government by the main opposition.
“We want the public to know that the APC’s position of non-participation in governance still stands,” the party clarified. They noted that there were no negotiations between the party and either or both of the two institutions.
The main opposition said the leadership of the party is ready to hold dialogue to resolve the issue but that it must be held by “credible external independent arbiter or institution”.
The APC is boycotting governance and government after accusing the Electoral Commission for Sierra Leone (ECSL) in manipulating the June 2023 elections in favour of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP).