Commonwealth engages Dr. Samura Kamara on the need for national Unity and upholding democratic Value
Dr Samura Kamara, the Presidential candidate of APC in the June 24th elections, on 07 May 2023 visited the Commonwealth Secretariat in London to engage the Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland KC, on key issues related to the country’s upcoming elections.
This engagement comes at a time many are of the view that holding democratic values and principles in the upcoming elections in Sierra Leone must be made a priority.
They both discussed the need for free, fair, and transparent elections, as well as the importance of peaceful and inclusive participation of all citizens in the electoral process.
On his part, Dr. Kamara emphasized the need for national unity in Sierra Leone and how this can be achieved through the promotion of democratic values and the peaceful resolution of any electoral disputes.
He also highlighted the need for international support and assistance to ensure a successful and peaceful electoral process in Sierra Leone.
The APC Presidential candidate emphasised the need for all stakeholders to respect the rule of law, uphold human rights, and promote peaceful and constructive dialogue.
The Secretary-General commended Dr. Kamara for his commitment to democratic principles and expressed the Commonwealth's continued support for Sierra Leone in its efforts to promote democracy, peace, and stability.
In a statement after the meeting, Dr. Kamara expressed his gratitude to the Commonwealth Secretariat for their support and reaffirmed his commitment to upholding democratic values and principles in Sierra Leone. He also called on all stakeholders to work towards a peaceful and transparent electoral process that reflects the will of the people.
The upcoming elections in Sierra Leone are crucial for the country's future, and it is important for all stakeholders to work together to ensure a peaceful and democratic process.
The meeting between Dr Kamara and the Secretary-General is a positive step towards achieving this goal, and it demonstrates the importance of international support and collaboration in promoting democracy and national unity.