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Statement Condemning Violence in Kono Eastern Region, Sierra Leone

The Women’s Situation Room in Sierra Leone    |     Motto: “Peace is in our Hands”

 The Women Situation Room in Sierra Leone is concerned about the violent incidents that have occurred during the campaign in Kono today Saturday October 27, 2012. The Women Situation Room unequivocally condemns such acts of violence.

We call on all flag bearers and political party leaders to respect the Declaration on the 2012 Elections that was signed by all political parties committing to ensure that their campaigns would be carried out in a peaceful manner. We wish to urge them to respect the campaign timetable drawn by NEC in consultations with all political parties as well as the meeting of Monday, 15th October 2012 hosted by the Sierra Leone Police, where representatives of all political parties agreed on the rules of campaigning in the presence of NEC, PPRC and civil society.

We call on all Sierra Leoneans to take responsibility for peaceful campaigns and refrain from any action that will take Mama Salone back to the dark days.

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