Sierra Leone’s main opposition party is calling for civil disobedience for an indefinite period of time unless the country’s dismissed vice-president is reinstated within a week.
Speaking to Reuters, the Secretary General of the Sierra Leone People’s Party Sulaiman Banja Tejan-Sie, said that party members would embark on peaceful demonstrations, civil disobedience and strikes across the nation from March 30.
President Ernest Bai Koroma sacked Sam-Sumana last week for what he termed as abandoning his duties, by requesting asylum at the United States Embassy in Freetown.
The United Nations Special Representative in the region called for restraint.
“Nothing should be done which could entail a breach of public order,” said Mohamed Ibn Chambas who met with Koroma, Sam-Sumana and diplomats separately in Freetown over the weekend.