State House, Freetown, Monday 15 January 2024 – Sierra Leone’s President Dr Julius Maada Bio has received the leadership of the opposition All People’s Congress, APC, in the House of Parliament, who called at the presidency to discuss governance and condemned the failed attempted coup of 26 November 2023.
Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, Hon. Abdul Kargbo, on behalf of his colleagues, expressed gratitude to President Bio for meeting them at a crucial time in the country’s governance and admiration for his leadership style.
He said they wanted the government to succeed at all costs and used the opportunity to condemn the 26 November 2023 failed coup. He expressed their full support and commitment to joining the government to ensure that a proper investigation into the incident was done well.
Hon. Kargbo spoke about the role of the opposition in governance and assured, not only to support the government but to also ensure that they hold the government accountable in the interest of democracy and development.
His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio responded by first thanking them for taking their time to visit him and for also condemning the failed attempted coup on 26 November 2023.
He said as a politician and a citizen he believed that politics was all about dialogue, dialogue, and dialogue, adding encouraged them that it was good to learn from each other and to address their differences in the interest of peace and national cohesion.
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