Abdulai Masiyambay Bangura, the Chairman of the Political Parties Regulations Commission (PPRC) has emphasized the importance of peaceful campaigns throughout the country.
In a recent address, Bangura urged politicians to exhibit heightened political tolerance, ensure the free and unhindered access of political parties to all communities, and foster a serene and harmonious campaign environment. He emphasized that these conditions are essential for conducting a free, fair, transparent, and credible election.
The Chairman’s remarks were delivered during the PPRC’s Unhindered Access engagements with Paramount Chiefs across Sierra Leone.
Bangura stressed the significance of mutual respect between politicians, the electorate, and Traditional Authorities.
Expressing his expectations for the commitment of Paramount Chiefs, he called for continuous communication and engagement on emerging issues related to the campaign trail and the role of traditional leaders.
Furthermore, Bangura called upon political parties, their supporters, and Independent Candidates to treat Paramount Chiefs with respect and inform them of their campaign activities within their respective Chiefdoms. This proactive approach aims to foster a positive relationship between the political entities and traditional leaders, enhancing transparency and coordination during the electoral process.
Acknowledging the current state of the campaigns, the Chairman noted that they have been relatively peaceful thus far. However, he stressed the need for improvement and pledged to guide the process to address any challenges that may arise.