In a recent campaign event in Pujehun district, Samura Kamara, the Presidential Candidate for the All Peoples Congress (APC) and the main opposition party, raised serious concerns over the disruptive behavior of some youths affiliated with the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP).

In a post shared on Twitter, Kamara revealed that his motorcade was repeatedly blocked, and his team was targeted with projectiles and stones thrown by SLPP supporters at various points along their route.

The situation made it challenging for them to leave the town safely. Despite these obstacles, Kamara emphasized his unwavering commitment to promoting peace before, during, and after the election.

Expressing his frustration, Kamara tweeted, “SLPP supporters are throwing stones at my motorcade, sending projectiles, and setting up barricades. SLPP supporters have blocked the exit route, and my motorcade is prevented from leaving the town. I urge for free, fair, and peaceful elections.” he stated 

The APC Presidential Candidate also appealed to his supporters to remain calm in the face of these disruptions.

Acknowledging the difficulties they have faced in Pujehun, Kamara assured the public that he and his party were working diligently to ensure a peaceful electoral process.

As Sierra Leone prepares for the upcoming elections, political tension has been on the rise. It is crucial for all parties involved to respect democratic principles and maintain a peaceful environment, enabling voters to make their choices freely. The incidents in Pujehun serve as a reminder of the need for all political actors to prioritize peaceful engagement and respect for one another’s campaigns.

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