Over five thousand party faithful attended a political rally organised by the All People’s Congress (APC) in the eastern city of Kenema recently.
As early as dawn, supporters dressed in their party colours processed from Blama Road, through Wahman Abu Road, Dama Road, Massaquoi Street and Mission Road to their regional head office at 129 Hangha Road.
During the procession they were singing songs free of provocation or attacking personalities.
Interestingly, the convoy of President Alhaji Tejan Kabbah met the APC faithful along Blama Road and the president slowed down, waved to the crowd and went his way.
Most of the people who witnessed the scene commended Kabbah for his statesman’s gesture. Addressing the supporters at the party regional head office, the chairman of the APC in Kenema city Prince Kamara thanked the supporters and commended them for their turnout.
He noted that their response was a clear manifestation that “the APC will be back to power come August 11, 2007 with Hon Earnest Bai Koroma as president”.
Mr Prince Kamara stated that, “this massive turnout is a warning shot to the Sierra Leone People’s Party that we are on our way to power”.
He told his supporters that the turnout in Kono, during the visit of the party’s leader and running mate, was so massive that many people commented that such a crowd had never turned out during the time when the party was in power.
Mr Kamara revealed that, “the APC party is now known in Kono as ‘Kono Quee’ meaning ‘Konoman’ party”.
He called on his supporters in Kenema to come out in their thousands to grace the visit of their party leader this week.