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FACT-CHECKED

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Yes, APC Party has distanced itself from the rumored planned protest.

SLAJ-iVerify has fact-checked a press statement titled: “The APC has not called for a protest” and found it to be true.

Claim

APC has not called for a protest.

Rating Justification

As the trial of accused persons of the November 2023 failed coup commenced, there has been rumors that a group of persons are planning a protest in support of the accused persons standing trial.

Suspicion has been that the main opposition Party, APC is behind the orchestration of the said protest. The Party’s strongman and former President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma is among those being tried for the alleged coup attempt.

Presently trending on social media is a letter dated 16th January 2024, titled “The APC has not called for a protest,” distancing the Party from the said planned protest.

SLAJ-iVerify has verified the letter and found it to be true.

To arrive at this conclusion, SLAJ-iVerify contacted Lawyer Lansana Dumbuya, APC Secretary General. He confirmed the letter is from the party.

Evidence and References

Lawyer Lansana Dumbuya, APC Secretary General