March 23, 2018 By Yusufu S. Bangura
Chairman and Leader of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP), Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray, has noted that a nation embarks on tribalism and political violence would not grow.
Speaking on Sierra Leone Broadcasting Cooperation (SLBC) ‘Morning Coffee’ via phone on Thursday, 21st March, Kamarainba warned against dragging the nation into a tribal war.
“I want to ask all Sierra Leoneans to stop tribalism and political violence. We will not grow as a nation when tribalism is playing a key role in the country and we are afraid of tribal war,” he said, adding that many people do not know his tribe because he preaches peace.
The former ADP presidential candidate said that tribal war should be avoided in the country, and pledged to continue to tell voters not to vote for someone because of his tribe, but for the betterment of the country.
Mansaray said when he was doing his campaigning he did not preach tribalism because it is not good for the country, adding that he hoped other leaders emulate him.
The ADP leader refuted rumours making the rounds that he has thrown his support for the presidential candidate of the All People Congress, Dr. Samura Kamara.
He said he would not join any political party, but rather vote as a citizen.
Kamarainba added that he would continue to educate the people and serve as an opposition voice, adding that he would ask his supporters to vote for a candidate of their conscience.
“I am calling on all Sierra Leoneans to stop tribalism, political violence, intimidation, harassment and come together as Sierra Leoneans to put Sierra Leone above all else,” he concluded.