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APC Disowns Edmond Abu

19,Jul 2018
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Edmond Abu sitting inside a police truck after he was picked

Shortly after the aborted protest called by Edmond Abu and his Native Consortium non-government organization (NGO) on Tuesday, the attention of the All Peoples Congress Party (APC) was drawn to a video making the rounds on social media alleging that the National Publicity Secretary, Cornelius Deveaux and the APC National Youth League President, Comrade Bai Mahmoud Bangura, encouraged youths to join the protest.

In a press release issued by the APC secretariat, it stated among other things that the party views this as a tactic of the SLPP’s master plan to intimidate key functionaries of the APC from exercising their civic and political rights.

“We therefore want to make it very clear that we will not be cowed down by such junta tactics nor will we associate ourselves with such sham protests like that of Edmond Abu and his SLPP-leaning organization,” the release said.

It went further to state that “As a party, we shall, without reservations continue to hold the SLPP government accountable to the people of this country. In doing so, we do not need to rely or associate with pseudo-civil society organizations such as the Native Consortium organization.”

It may be recalled that the head of Native Consortium, Edmond Abu promised last week that if there’s any increase in the price of fuel, there will be a peaceful protest to show public dissatisfaction so that the President Bio’s administration will rescind their decision.

On Tuesday 17th July, 2018 as the protesters processed, Edmond Abu was picked up by police for questioning but was later released in circumstances that are still unclear.

Investigations continue.

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