Salone News

Sierra Leone: PPRC brings down the sledgehammer

9 January 2018 at 03:00 | 2852 views

Press Release

Pursuant to its mandate as provided in the Constitution of Sierra Leone Act No. 6 of 1991 and the Political Parties Act No. 3 of 2002, the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) on Monday 8th January, 2018 ordered the Leadership of the Citizens Democratic Party (CDP) to bring down all its posters and billboards carrying the word “Allah is one” and any other picture depicting terrorism/ religious intolerance within forty eight hours (48).

The Commission also advised the Leadership of the Coalition for Change Party (C4C) to desist from using the national colours that is the Green, White and Blue, as it contravenes the terms and conditions of their registration.

The Commission also advised the National Grand Coalition (NGC) to harmonize its colours and to desist from using individual colours during their political activities. This in the view of the Commission is a recipe for chaos and contravenes Section 13 of the Political Parties Act No. 3 of 2002.

The Commission also reminded political parties that are yet to go to convention to act in compliance with the provisions of their party Constitution failing which the Commission will advise the National Electoral Commission (NEC) to reject any nomination put forward by the affected parties.
Signed

Patrick O. Hamilton
Chairman
PPRC

Photo: PPRC Chairman Patrick Hamilton

Comments