Leader and Presidential aspirant for the All Peoples Congress party Ernest Bai Koroma has lashed out at the illegal training of vigilante within Kono district, calling it ‘illegal’.
Speaking during his last weekend tour of the district, the APC presidential flagbearer cautioned that, “if there is any mining company engaged in that, it is doing so at its own risk.”
Addressing his party faithfuls at the Koidu community field, after the peace march, Mr Koroma emphasized that the march was to further bridge the gap that had been created by the long misunderstanding within the party.
Our correspondent in his dispatch noted that Ernest Koroma expressed his sincere thanks for the massive turnout which is a clear indication that the Kono people are well focused for the pending elections.
He also stated that the ruling Sierra Leone Peoples’ Party had always used the advantage of dividing them when the party is unstable, and therefore appealed to members to put their differences aside and forge ahead with the task they have at hand.
The presidential flagbearer explained to his supporters that the party needs to score up to 75% if they are to clinch the presidency during the first round of votes.
He debunked allegations that if he assumes power he will conduct elections for paramount chiefs every five years, emphasizing that, “paramount chieftaincy is natural and that no political leader is mandated to interfere with such leadership.”
On potential candidates for the party ticket for parliamentary seats, he told his audience that “people need to consult with one another to identify potential candidates that would be forwarded to the party executive before the necessary formalities would be implemented before the issuing of symbols.”