Hundreds of supporters of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) came out Saturday to welcome the 11 MPs from Kenema district.
The supporters, clad in their party colours, converged at the Bandama checkpoint on the Bo-Kenema highway.
Hundreds of motorbikes and vehicles were in the motorcade as they drove from Bandama to Ahmadiyya Muslim Secondary School junction, then diverted through Blama Road and to Hangha Road up to the party’s 18 Hangha Road office where the supporters were addressed by various stakeholders.
Speaking on behalf of the MPs, Hon Dr Bernadette Lahai apologized for coming to their district late and thanked all for the massive turnout.
She said, “the SLPP has just lean and will stand straight come 2012”, adding that the eleven of them from the district would live up to the expectations of the Kenema people. Hon Dr Lahai explained why the SLPP parliamentarians marched out of parliament last week, saying that they would challenge whatever the ruling party was doing that was not right or illegal and that they would continue to support whatever was correct.
The SLPP women’s leader called on all to be law abiding and support the government of the day, and revealed how the SLPP party was working to install a radio station that would cover the entire country.
In his keynote address the SLPP regional chairman, Mohamed Sandi, said he believed the people would continue to give their support to their parliamentarians and the party which won 26 seats out of 27 in that region.
“I will continue to render my service to the SLPP as long as you continue to support me,” he noted.
The MPs paid a courtesy call on the paramount chief at his Jabbie Street residence who prayed and blessed them.