October 12, 2020
The Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) has called on former President Ernest Bai Koroma-in both his personal capacity as a senior citizen and as Chairman and Leader of the APC party- to make a public denunciation of the acts of lawlessness and to admonish the perpetrators -to desist from such unwarranted breach of the public peace and obstruction of the work of the Anti-Corruption Commission(ACC).
A team of investigators from the ACC last Thursday were barricaded by supporters and youth from entering the residence of former President Koroma which caused for the postponement of the work of the investigators.
The Commission in its release states that they were appalled by the ugly scenes of rowdy and riotous youth and masquerades that lined up the street leading to the Makeni residence of the former president and Chairman of the APC, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma.
The PPRC observed that by pronouncement of those bands of ‘marauding’ rioters, they were out there to prevent the ACC from accessing the residence of the former President, for the purpose of obtaining a statement from him, on corruption related allegations.
“The marauders publicly claimed to be acting in the name of the former President and the APC,” the release states.
The Commission further states that consequent upon those pronouncements, the Commission expected the former President, both in his capacity as an elderly Statesman and party Leader, to have come out and publicly denounced those acts of lawlessness and admonished the perpetrators that held themselves out as his supporters, to desist from same.
“The former President’s failure to do so is very concerning and worrisome to the Commission.”