The People’s Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) has awarded symbols to eight parliamentary candidates in Kono, eastern Sierra Leone.
Addressing party faithful, the chairman of the occasion Emmanuel O. Grant said the essence of awarding symbols to their candidates was to empower them to challenging any member of any other party contesting in their constituencies.
He said amongst the three major parties in the country, “God has already ordained [the] PMDC to take over the leadership of this country”.
He added that for their leader, Charles Margai, “the presidency is almost at his doorstep,” stressing that he had to ensure that he had a strong control over parliament, and that they would need a proper representation and “this can be achieved through our parliamentary candidates”.
Mr Grant however urged the awarded candidates to go back to their various constitutes and campaign hard.
“The race is not an easy one but you can do well if you put up a strong challenge. There is light at the end of the tunnel, therefore we need to work hard,” he told the lucky candidates.
In his contribution the national treasurer, Femi Hebron, said he had no doubt that the selected candidates would deliver if given the opportunity.
He maintained that most of the politicians who had represented those constituencies in the past hadn’t performed well to the expectation of their people.
“As new breed of politicians this is the time to show your people the person you are,” Hebron said.
Amongst the eight successful candidates are Felix Dauda Fofoh, a one time parliamentary aspirant in the Kono Central One, and the party’s district chairman Jas Lebbie also for Constituency 24 Nimikoro Chiefdom.