Chief Minister David Moinina Sengeh of Sierra Leone has expressed his satisfaction with the outcome of the peace dialogue between the All People’s Congress (APC) and the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP). The dialogue was held under the auspices of the African Union, the Economic Community of West African States, and the Commonwealth, following a request by Sierra Leone’s Independent Commission for Peace and National Cohesion.
In a tweet, Chief Minister Sengeh described the dialogue as one of the hardest things he has ever done. He said it tested his patience, sharpened his awareness, and broadened his perspective. Despite this, he expressed pride in the outcome of the dialogue and hope that it would inspire others to sit down and talk peace.
The dialogue comes after the APC rejected the results of the June 24 election, citing significant irregularities and breaches of electoral procedures. The APC had opted out of participating in governance across various tiers, including the legislature and local councils.
The Chief Minister’s tweet highlights the importance of dialogue in resolving conflicts and promoting peace. It is a message that resonates not only in Sierra Leone but also around the world. As Chief Minister Sengeh said, “no matter how divided we might be, we can sit and talk peace. The world needs it!”
Read his full Tweet
“This dialogue was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. It tested my patience, sharpened my awareness, and broadened my perspective. It’s also one I’m very proud of, and it gives me hope that no matter how divided we might be, we can sit and talk peace. The world needs it!”