Saturday, September 15, 2007

Kabbah Talks Tough Ahead of Final Result

President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah has, in his nationwide broadcast Wednesday, warned supporters of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) and All Peoples Congress (APC) and appealed for calm ahead of final results for the September 8 presidential run-off.

He said leaders of political parties should contribute meaningful to national cohesion and promote reconciliation, adding that Sierra Leoneans should be ready to accept the outcome of the results between Solomon Berewa of the SLPP and Ernest Bai Koroma of the APC.

"Everybody should have faith in the progressive results being announced by NEC," he said, adding that "NEC officials are trustworthy and I have confidence in the integrity of that body." President Kabbah appealed especially to the youths and encouraged them to desist from unlawful conducts and violence, emphasizing that the country is bigger than any party.

"The role of the international observers in the electoral process is mainly to observe what is going on and not to make any decision," he maintained.

The outgoing president also added: "Let us stop going around with false information that will cause chaos on the outcome of the results." He called on religious leaders and civil society organizations to continue to preach non-violence so that the country will be peaceful.

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