Press Release

UN Resident Coordinator Babatunde Ahonsi calls for inter-party dialogue

12 June 2022

The United Nations in Sierra Leone calls for a prompt investigation of the incidents so that perpetrators may be brought to justice.

Freetown, 10 June 2022. The United Nations in Sierra Leone expresses concern over the violent incidents that occurred on 7 June 2022 in Bendugu town, Sambaia Chiefdom, Tonkolili district, ahead of the by-elections for the Member of Parliament of Constituency 056, leading to injuries to people and damage to properties.

The United Nations deeply condemns all forms of violence and calls on all parts of society – including political leaders and party supporters, traditional and religious leaders, national and local institutions, and citizens in general – to commit to a spirit of tolerance and to work together to maintain peace in Sierra Leone.

 

The United Nations in Sierra Leone calls for a prompt investigation of the incidents so that perpetrators may be brought to justice.

 

The United Nations in Sierra Leone urges dialogue, including between political parties, to resolve political differences and stands ready to support such dialogue.

UN Resident Coordinator Babatunde Ahonsi calls for inter-party dialogue

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