The main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, Samura Kamara has scorned the Sierra Leone Police following an incident in Kono where tear gas was deployed against his convoy and supporters.

“The teargas was unnecessary.

“You (Police) blocked our route and I’m happy my supporters reacted peacefully and now we are here (campaign ground),” Kamara said.

He teased the police of failing to stop his supporters on their peaceful campaign in the district.

Kamara was received on Friday by thousands of supporters who thronged the street of Koidu City in Kono.

Shortly after his appearance in the city, videos surfaced on social media showing some his supporters fleeing teargas fired by Sierra Leone Police Paramilitary unit.

On Thursday, Kamara’s running mate was said to have also been trapped in opponent SLPP stronghold, Kenema District after an alleged attack by supporters of the ruling party.

As the country edge towards the 24 June polls, both political parties have accused each other of violence. The police have asked both to report any matter to them with evidences.