Several Opposition Leaders excluding ANC Leader, Alexander Cummings, Monday trooped onto the grounds of the National Police HQ on Capitol Bye Pass.
The leaders trooped to Police HQ to watch questioning of Unity Party’s Secretary-General, Mohammed Ali who was summoned last week for comments on his social media page.
“Dear National Elections Commission (NEC), We understand the plot. But try it and you will see what’s gonna be the end result,” Ali said in a post which generated huge comments and feedbacks.
Police took keen consideration of his post following series of petrol bomb situations across the country: NEC HQ and Justice Joseph Nagbe home amongst others.
Another opposition figure, Lofa County Representative Francis Sakila Nyumalin, Sr was also summoned by the National Security Agency for comments the government sees as inciting and having security implication.
Ali was expected to honor an invitation from the police on Friday, March 19, 2021, but had only his lawyers appearing which prompted Police to put out an arrest order for him; his lawyer Cllr. Findley Karnga later assured the Police and the nation that his client will appear Monday.
The presence of key opposition stakeholders is expected to heighten tension at the police HQ where hundreds of opposition fanatics have also gathered to witness the happenings including the media.
Former Vice President Jospeh Boakai who was expected to appear on a popular radio show was quick to post ‘My appearance at Sky FM has been pushed back because I am currently at the LNP with SG Mo Ali. I will do the interview as soon as we conclude the process here.’
‘My appreciation to the Political Leader of the CPP, Sen. Nyonblee Karnga Lawrence and all other political leaders, legislators and Executive Committee members of constituent parties of the CPP for standing with us,’ he continued.
Until this publication, words within the meeting room remained scanty, as no official interaction with the police had even happened.
UP Chair Amin Modad broke the silence from within ‘The leaderships of the CPP and the Unity Party (including Hon. Joseph N. Boakai, Sen. Nyonblee Kangar-Lawrence, Hon. Benoni Urey, Hon. Alex Cummings, Hon. Abe Darius Dillon, Hon Conmany Wesseh, Hon. @Jonathan Boy Charles Sogbie, Hon. Francis Numalin, Hon. Hanson Kiazou, Chairman Musa Hassan Bility, Cllr. Kofi Woods, our lawyers, Et Al), and sympathizers have been at the National Police HQ with Mo Ali in honor of their invitation for him to clarify a statement/post he made on Facebook. We’ve been here for more than 1 hr) as per their invitation, yet despite the urgency and level they’ve taken this, no one has met us officially; we are being told that arrangements are being made for a conference room. We ask everyone to please stay calm as we seek to understand and resolve whatever issues there are.’
All ears are now on Capitol Hill, Police HQ as to what becomes of Mo Ali after today’s deliberation but earlier Sunday, the Minister of State Nathaniel MCGill had warned opposition actors of making comments that would derail the peace process.
He was emphatic by stating that statements counterproductive will be dealt with in accordance with law.