Speaker of Parliament Apologizes to the People of Sierra Leone

By Amin Kef Sesay

Hon. Dr. Abass Chernor Bundu, the Speaker of Parliament, has for the second time tendered his apology to the people of Sierra Leone over the incident that occurred at the Bintumani Conference Center, when President Bio constitutionally summoned an Emergency Sitting of Parliament.

He expressed an apology again on the 29th April 2021 at the Bintumani Conference Center to the people of Sierra Leone for the incident that occurred on the 19th April, 2021, which according to him, “should never have happened”.

He said Hon. Members of Parliament are expected by the general public of the country to conduct themselves in accordance with the law and to behave as Hon. Members.

Hon. Dr. Abass Chernor Bundu said what happened of course is not unique to Sierra Leone’s Parliament, adding some might even say, it is an incident of our democratic process.

Furthering, he said it is part and parcel of the expression of our democratic rights and obligations. Sometimes, the Speaker said, we express them within the confines of the law and on some exceptional occasions, we do so outside the strict limits or boundaries of the law.

Speaking on the need of relegating the incident to history, Dr. Bundu promised “never again to bring to their proceedings what happened on that inglorious day at the Bintumani Conference Center .


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