It was a colourful scene on Sunday at lower Wilberforce and upper Tengbeh Town’s Zone 15 constituency 110 when the deputy chairman of the All People’s Party (APC), Chukuma Johnson, opened a water dam, which is referred to as Ogbodu Water.
The only candidate representing the All People’s Congress in that area, lawyer Chernor Bah, who has already received his party’s symbol to represent his people in parliament, sponsored the project.
When the outspoken lawyer took the podium, he told the people of the community that, “the time of too much talking is over let us respond to the cry of our people.”
He thanked all those who laboured to see the completion of the project for the past eight weeks, and told the community he was standing in the stead of the party leader, Ernest Bai Koroma.
Lawyer Chernor Bah appealed to the community to vote for Ernest Koroma come August 11 and that when they would have taken over power there would be a dam that would serve the whole country.
The secretary general of the party, Victor Bockarie Foh, said he was glad for such an occasion and that “we are not giving you a water well but a dam and the only person that has to represent the APC in this zone is lawyer Chernor Bah who will emerge winner come August 11.”
Mr Foh appealed to party faithful that during the election, “anywhere you see red or the sun you should vote so that we can remove the SLPP out of power as they have failed us”.
Peter Addo, the community chairman, said since they formed the development community many politicians had come and made promises but failed to fulfil them.
“But in the case of lawyer Chernor Bah it is a different issue, as he promised and delivered to the community.”
He described Chernor Bah as “ man who has heart and feelings for the sufferings of the people in his constituency as he has given them water, which is development.”
The deputy chairman Chuckuma Johnson, who officially opened the dam, also donated scholarship to four students within the community.
He said he was doing this to show the people of that community that “lawyer Bah is a real brother and friend to this party [the APC] that we all love”.
The chairman for the occasion, Dennis Smith who also doubles as the regional secretary general of the party, was glad for the dam.
“Guma is not reliable in supplying water to the community and a single person has done it, what a shame to Guma,” he said.
He described the day as a great one for the APC as the turnout of people was great, and appealed to the people to vote Ernest Koroma come August 11.
Mr Smith said, “lawyer Chernor Bah has over 90% support from the community and now they have two kinds of water. The bitter one which is SLPP’s while the sweet one is the one which Chernor Bah has just given to the community.”