The Sierra Leone People’s Party ( SLPP ) press release accusing the opposition All People’s Congress ( APC ) of trying to incite ethnic violence in Sierra Leone is very deceitful and is an insult to the the hurting people.
How can the APC be the one inciting ethnic conflict when it is the SLPP who have been very busy ripping the scabs off the wounds of tribalism and regionalism we thought we had healed in Sierra Leone ? Since the SLPP came to power in April, all they have done is provoke tribal and ethnic hatred by launching violent attacks on citizens hailing from the Northwest , dismissing thousands of them from their jobs and promoting a campaign of continuous harassment and intimidation against them.
The SLPP have divided Sierra Leone dangerously along tribal and ethnic lines within the eight months they have been in power . They have replaced all Northwesterners from their jobs in the public service, in our embassies and diplomatic missions and quasi-government institutions. Government scholarships awardees were all Southeasterners. TheSLPP have made it look like Sierra Leone belongs to only one tribe and one region . So, what justification is there for any reasonable and honest person to accuse the APC of inciting ethnic conflict ?
The SLPP cannot pull any wool over the eyes of the people now . Sierra Leoneans have already seen and supped enough of SLPP’s heinous tribal and ethnic petulance and perfidy. The people of Sierra Leone now know that, whatever could be said of the APC, it is the SLPP that has fractured our nation disastrously along tribal and ethnic lines and left our country sitting on a time bomb.
The Sierra Leonean people are hurting because of the tribal and ethnic wounds the SLPP have reopened since they came to power.
COCORIOKO believes that the SLPP are adding karyan pepper to these wounds by falsely accusing the APC of the sins they have blatantly and flagrantly committed before the eyes of the people.
As far as Sierra Leoneans are concerned, it is the SLPP who are very busy right now inciting tribal and ethnic violence in their country. The APC are victims of the SLPP’s tribalism . They cannot be victims and perpetrators.