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The leadership of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has resolved that it will not support the extension of the State of Public Emergency due to expire on 6th August, 2015.

At the party’s stakeholders meeting on Saturday to look into the request by President Ernest Bai Koroma for support for the extension of the emergency regulations, the opposition members voted overwhelmingly against any such extension.

An official letter stating the position of the SLPP has already been sent to the Speaker of Parliament.
See letter below.


 

SIERRA LEONE PEOPLE’S PARTY

1st August, 2015
Hon. Speaker of Parliament
Parliament Building,
Tower Hill,
Freetown.

Dear Sir,

STATE OF PUBIC EMERGENCY

Following a meeting with His Excellency, the President and representative members of all political parties at State House on Thursday, 30th July 2015, the Leadership of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) met on Saturday 1st August to deliberate on and take final decision in respect thereof.

We wish to convey to you that in accordance with our Press Release of 29th July 2015 the Leadership of the Sierra Leone People’s Party has resolved that, for now, the Party will not endorse any further extension of the current State of Public Emergency due to expire on Thursday 6th August 2015. (A copy of the said Press Release is hereto attached).

We count on your cooperation to speedily convey the said decision to His Excellency the President.

Yours sincerely and respectfully,

P.C. Bai Sebora Somanoh Kapen III
National Chairman and Leader, SLPP

Cc:
Secretary to H.E. the President
Chairman PPRC
Acting Chairman APPA

SIERRA LEONE PEOPLE’S PARTY

ONE COUNTRY, ONE PEOPLE

RESOLUTION PASSED ON 1ST AUGUST, 2015 BY THE LEADERSHIP OF THE SIERRA LEONE PEOPLE’S PARTY

“It is hereby resolved at this meeting held on 1st August, 2015 by the Leadership of the Sierra Leone People’s Party, comprising National Officers and Members of Parliament (present and former) that no consent be made to any proposed extension of the current State of Public Emergency due to expire on or before 6th August, 2015”

DATED: 1st August, 2015

SLPP National Headquarters, 15 Wallace-Johnson Street, Freetown.