The Leader and Presidential candidate of the ruling Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) Solomon Ekuma Berewa has ended the long running tension and speculation within the party by naming his running mate.
Just before noon Monday July 2nd 2007 a release from the “office of the leader” stated “…I have held consultations with the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) and have decided to appoint Alhaji Momodu Koroma currently the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation as my running mate for the forth coming 2007 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.”
The naming of the former University lecturer and Presidential Affairs Minister comes five days before the party goes to the National Electoral Commission to formally nominate its Presidential candidate and running mate.
Reached for his reaction Mr Momodu Koroma said “this is a unique opportunity in anyone’s life to be given the opportunity to serve in a very high capacity like this.”
He went on “ I feel humbled by the decision of the Vice President to appoint me.
I know it is his sole decision and he alone knows the criteria he used to choose me. I am therefore very grateful to him for giving me this opportunity.”