The presidential flagbearer of the All People’s Congress (APC), Ernest Bai Koroma, has described the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP)’s education and food security policies as farfetched.
This statement was made during his campaign tour of Port Loko, northern Sierra Leone, where he reconciled the differences between those that were awarded the party symbol and the losers.
In appreciation of the massive support accorded him, he touched on the marginalization of the inhabitants of that part of the country and promised to redeem them from their political bondage after the first three years in office as president of the Republic.
Speaking to residents of Tainkatops, Makama and Safronkoh chiefdoms, Ernest Koroma reminded them of the ungratefulness of some candidates in other political parties, especially those who were brought into prominence by the APC.
Mr Koroma lamented that these people are now championing the fight against the party.
The APC leader was also accorded a rousing welcome when he arrived at Koya, Marampa Masimra and Maforki chiefdoms where he was dubbed “president in waiting”.
In his address in those three chiefdoms, he noted that he was just there to establish his link with them and to emphasize the importance of the August 11 polls.
He urged them to regard that day as the only opportunity they have to redeem themselves from political bondage by voting out the SLPP.
Mr Koroma lauded the chiefdom people for the massive support they had given the party and him, further urged them to remain vigilant on polling day to ensure that any attempt to rig the election was detected.