The Peoples Liberation Party (PLP) yesterday became the third political party to have its Presidential candidates receive the provisionally nod by the National Electoral Commissioner, Dr Christiana Thorpe for their nomination.
She announced also that if there is any petition against the nomination it should be sent to the Supreme Court. Their registration was nearly botched because the nominated running mate, Sheik Abu Bakarr Sulaiman Tarawaly failed to sign the statutory declaration form, though they complained that the form was not supplied to them.
The running mate however signed the form but the whole process was stalled for about two hours while party faithfuls went out to look for a Justice of the Peace to notarise the running mate’s signature on that particular form.
Things went speedily after and it was all smiles as the NEC’s Chief Commissioner congratulated Dr Kandeh Baba Conteh, the Presidential Candidate of the PLP.
She asked the running mate how they will ensure as a party that the forthcoming elections will be violence free.
He replied that they will definitely ensure that the elections are violent free.
The PLP had been tussling for leadership after their original leader Johnny Paul Koroma fled from the country after being accused of complicity in an armed attack on a military hardware store at Wellington.
Questioned whether they will remove the Special Court from here if they win, the PLP Presidential candidate replied “the court has divided us politically and morally. I think we should have stopped with the Truth Commission. We will not politicize the issue of the Special court but we know that the court is an international instrument and I will not have the power to send it out of our country.”
He promised that his party will focus on service delivery and will give electricity, water supply and good roads to Sierra Leoneans if he becomes President.