I see the 2018 presidential election in pretty much the same light, albeit in a grander scale, as the 2007 one. The diaspora constituency which was APC’s bread basket in 2007 has dropped the APC from grace to grass.
Dr. Samura Kamara
As political campaigns intensify in Sierra Leone the Presidential Candidate of the All People’s Congress (APC) Party, Dr. Samura Kamara, the Presidential Campaign Chairman, Mr.John B Sisay, and other important figures of the APC party on Sunday 18th February 2018 got a tumultuous welcome in Tongo, Kenema District.
Elections are here again and it is all about winning and forming a government. Removing a performing Party from power can be very challenging and not feasible in the coming elections.
We have witnessed a paradigm shift from depending completely on donors to being able to fund our own development, with the National Revenue Authority playing a lead role. But for the troubling effects of ebola and drop in price of commodities like Iron Ore, etc in the global market, Sierra Leone was having a robust economic growth.
As Sierra Leone’s two major political parties choose their flag bearers: Time for the people to think positive!
If the wrong people are voted in power, the country will get skewed policy implementations. This could be avoided through nationwide constructive engagements and dialogue by civil society, the media, youth groups, and union organizations, to inform the wider public about the profiles of the people vying for elected offices.