Hon Robin Falley representing Constituency Seven in Segbwema, Kailahun District has made known his intention to vie for the leadership of the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party for the 2012 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
He made the disclosure yesterday in the Well of Parliament amidst a round of applause from colleague Parliamentarians predominantly from the ruling All People’s Congress.
In an interview with Hon. Robin Falley he said that he made the decision as a result of his dynamic visions to change the leadership picture of the party.
He said that the SLPP is notorious of submitting flag bearers that are unmarketable and incompetent to capture the minds of the youths who form at least 70% of the voting population.
He maintained that his leadership for the SLPP will give a face-lift in respect of the present political trend, especially when he has made lots of contributions both in and out of Parliament to move the party forward.
Hon. Falley said that he has not only succeeded in embarking on developmental strides in his constituency but has similarly contributed in positive deliberations on bills brought to Parliament for the development of the country. On his level of experience in the political arena, he said: “my three years in Parliament has earned me enormous experience to carry the mantle of leadership of the SLPP”. He regards Parliament as “a political academy” where future leaders are equipped with the political know-how through contributions on pertinent issues geared towards leadership and good governance.
He expressed the fact that modern Sierra Leonean political leadership requires vibrancy, enthusiasm and good communication skills to portray crucial information to the public and bring development at the door-step of the people.
He is therefore poised to officially launch his candidature on the 18th June this year in Segbwema, Bo, Port Loko and Freetown. By Poindexter Sama