As they pay Courtesy call on the IGP, SLPP Young Generation Sympathizes with the SLP
Police Headquarters, George Street Freetown, Wednesday 17 August, 2022 Demonstrating commitment to rule of law and expressing solidarity with the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) over the loss of their compatriots in the August 10 Insurrection, the ruling Sierra Leone Peoples Party Young Generation (SLPP-YG) Executives have paid a courtesy call on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), William Fayia Sellu.
Welcoming the SLPP-YG, the Police Chief stated that the meeting was his second official engagement at Police Headquarters following the first he had with the All Political Party Association (APPA).
IGP William Fayia Sellu went on to say that he had known the SLPP as a peaceful and law abiding political party since his days as state security to late President Kabba and therefore urged the youths to maintain that record.
IGP Sellu continued that with collaboration and cooperation more can be done than working alone.
He disclosed to have known the team before but officially as head of the SLP, that was their first time of meeting.
Police, he said have the mandate to protect lives and properties.
Every society the Police Boss added has a legal way to channel their issues when aggrieved but kicked against the use of violence.
"From the look of the composition of this Executive, you mean well for this country not only for the SLPP " he said, noting that they also have the option to have gone violence but they chose to be law abiding which he said was the right decision.
On their solidarity with the police, IGP Sellu appreciated them and informed that six of their compatriots were murdered in cold blood in the August 10 Insurrection.
Some suspects he said are now in police net with more search on going.
Preparations for a befitting burial he said is on headed by the Vice President as Chairman of the Police Council.
The SLPP-YG leader who led the team Ing Francis Alpha Kallon explained that the SLPP is a well established political party registered with the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC).
The party Constitution Ing Kallon stated gives them the mandate to look and seek the affairs of the party youths in making sure they refrain from violence and to embark on policies and programs that will add value to their lives.
"The SLP is one of the most important institutions that we can work and collaborate with, so the young people of the party will refrain from violence and would always rely on them in seeking redress" he said
He continued that their visit was also to sympathize with the SLP for the loss of their compatriots in the August 10 Insurrection.
He described the attack on the police as very unfortunate and as a youths council condemned the act in it entirety and join others in the call for bringing to book all perpetrators.
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