Ruling party advances achievements to win Sierra Leone presidency

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Ahead of the Sierra Leone Presidential election scheduled to hold in March next year, the standard-bearer of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC), Dr. Samura Kamara has expressed confidence that the party would harp on its achievements to win the election.

Although, Kamara’s emergence as the consensus candidate of APC at the national convention presided over by the outgoing president, Dr Bai Koroma allegedly did not go down well with many of the party faithful, the leadership has however assuaged the situation and also rallied the members behind the standard bearer.

It was also disclosed that other presidential aspirants have agreed to cooperate and work for the success of the party’s during campaign and election.

In similar development, there are reports from Freetown, the Sierra Leonean capital that the major opposition party, the Sierra Leonean Peoples Party (SLPP) has also picked former military leader, Maada Bio as its candidate after protracted internal crisis.

Meanwhile, Koroma said the choice of Kamara was to ensure continuity, stability and progress, urging the party members on the need to support Kamara for successful conclusion and enhancement of the administration’s agenda for change.

The President urged that the interest of APC must be the primary focus, saying, “It is not advisable for the ruling party to let go the growth efforts the country has pursued in the last decade, by allowing the opposition to take over power.”

Insisting that an APC victory is victory for all, President Koroma said the choice of the party’s standard-bearer would take the APC to victory and is also one that is generally accepted, saying Kamara’s choice would ensure a continuation of the legacy of his (Koroma) administration.

Kamara is a respectable figure nationally and globally. He has successfully built a rich pedigree we are today proud of. His rise to becoming flag-bearer for the governing APC comes in with huge expectations but above all, with a promising future, firstly, for growth of the country and secondly, a strengthened party.

Meanwhile, the opposition party is harping on the trend democratic change of governance currently happening Africa to influence the next year presidential election in its favour.



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