By Mariama B. Bah
The Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) has braced up their monitoring process of all political parties ahead of the November 14th by election.
This was disclosed by the Acting Registrar of the Commission Mrs.Zainab Umu Moseray in a Press Briefing at the Commission’s headquarters in Freetown on Wednesday November 4th 2015.
“The Commission is closely monitoring the activities of Political Parties ahead of the Bye-Elections on Saturday 14th November 2015.”
Zainab Umu Moseray went on to say that the Commission met with the leadership of the All Peoples Congress (APC), the Sierra Leones Peoples Party (SLPP), Peoples Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC), the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP) and their candidates contesting the bye-elections in Constituency 107 and Ward 329 in Freetown on the 20th October 2015, reminding them of their responsibilities as enshrined in the 1991 Constitution, the Political Parties Act of 2002, the Code of Conduct for Political Parties and all laws governing elections in Sierra Leone.
She also pointed out that the Commission is closely monitoring the situation in Kenema and Kailahun.
“The Commission will be engaged in a non-violence campaign during the cooling off day in Constituency 107 and Ward 329.”
Zainab Umu Moseray also spoke about the Commission 2016 – 2020 strategic plan and also their involvement with political parties on issues of national concern.
She also briefed the Press on the impasse which they resolved between Interim Executive of the Revolutionary United Front Party (RUFP) and their partnership with the West Africa Civil Society Forum (WACSOF), among others.
In the By-Elections on Saturday 14th November 2015, four political parties will participate out of eleven register political parties in the country.
The four political parties are: APC, SLPP, PMDC and ADP.