Statement on Election Violence in Sierra Leone

18. 10. 01
posted by: press release

The undersigned read with concern the recent statement by the NEC explaining the cancellation of the local council by-election in Kambia district on Saturday due to electoral violence. 

We condemn this violence, which regrettably led to loss of life, and call upon the authorities to investigate and take appropriate steps to bring the perpetrators to justice. 

We appeal to all Sierra Leoneans to remain peaceful and respectful of the democratic process.  We request that all parties and candidates reiterate to their constituents their commitment to a non-violent, law abiding, and peaceful democratic process.
 
Maria Brewer, U.S. Ambassador 

Guy Warrington, British High Commissioner 

Catherine Campbell, Irish Ambassador 

Tom Vens, EU Ambassador 

Horst Gruner, German Ambassador Designate