Leaders of the Youth Awareness For Peace and Development (YAPD) of 9 Mill Street and 36 Mountain Cut in Freetown this week stormed the offices of Global Times Newspaper on Percival Street to register their unreserved disapproval over the unprovoked verbal assault on the Minister of Lands, Environment and Country Planning, Hon Musa Tarawally by one Saidu Bundu, otherwise known as People’s Honourable.
YAPD Chairman, Philip Thorley in his condemnation notes with dismay that the unprovoked invectives rained on a senior Cabinet Minister by the People’s Honourable, should not go unchecked.
The youth leader then called on the Police to speedily investigate the verbal attack on the man he referred to as their ‘Grand Chief Patron’ and bring the perpetrator to book.
Philip recalled that since their Grand Chief Patron then as Internal Affairs Minister facilitated their transformation from violence to development focus group after the signing of the Peace Communiqué in 2010, they have realized much by embracing peace.
He noted therefore that such act of violence should be check mated, failing which, he said, it will emboldened him and others to perpetrate similar act of uncivility on decent people in society.
He said if President Koroma is to succeed in curbing violence in society, he must not be selective in the fight, adding that regardless of who is behind act of violence, the law, he said must take its course.
The People’s Honourable was unavailable for comment last night.