The 2023 presidential candidate of the the opposition All Peoples Congress (APC), Dr. Samura Kamara has recently stated that members and supporters of the opposition APC have, over the years, suffered injustice at the hands of individuals allegedly affiliated with the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) government, especially in Southeast Region,
The former APC flagbearer lamented that those perpetrators must be brought to book if the governmnent is serious about peace and national cohesion.
He furthered that the continued physical attack on opposition members could spell doom for any peace talks. One of the most striking incidents that Dr Kamara mentioned were the alleged burning down of APC party offices in several areas in the Southeast, including Segbwema in Kailahun, Pujehun and Bo Districts. “These acts of arson, he went on, do not only reprosent a blatant disregard for the principles of democracy but also a threat to the safety and wcll-being of those associated with the APC”.