The leader of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) yesterday told thousands of supporters at the Regent Village Community Centre that he was the hope and future of Sierra Leone. Vice President Berewa, who went on a short campaign tour in that constituency, said he would be the best choice to lead Sierra Leone for the next five years as he had enough experience to lead the people to the right direction.
The SLPP noted that 15 years ago if he was the Vice President he would not be campaigning because he would have won the election very easily.
“But now because SLPP has instituted democratic principles, I have to tour the entire country to convince people to vote for me,” he said.
Mr Berewa said he was moved by the crowd that welcomed him and promised to fight poverty unto its end.
He said President Kabbah promised to bring peace and that he succeeded, so he too was now telling the entire country that poverty would be his main concern.
He went on to state that last week Tuesday his party launched its manifesto and that during its launch the atmosphere was so peaceful that shops were opened and mobile phones not stolen.
“But when the All People’s Congress (APC) came out the following day, the city became a no-go area as peaceful citizens lost so many valuables,” the Vice President claimed.
Vice President Berewa appealed to all not to let the APC take power again “if we want to sustain the God given peace”.
Mr Berewa than received an ex-APC supporter, Solomon Coker, who said he left the APC because “SLPP is the only way forward”.
The SLPP leader then promised the constituency that when he would have become President, he would do more for them as the Mountain District had always supported the SLPP.
Rev. Jenner Buck, the SLPP chairman of Mountain District, thanked Vice President Berewa and all those who made the programme successful.
Mr Berewa was accompanied by HE Ali Bangura, Alhaji Cole, Kanja Sesay, Alieu Badara Mansaray, Sam Pratt, et al.
Councillor Edward Caesar, who chaired the occasion, praised the SLPP for all what it had done.
He also appealed to all to continue to support the SLPP by voting for Solomon Berewa and the parliamentary candidate Patrick Cole.