District Secretary General for the ruling All People’s Congress party in Bombali district, Abu Bakarr Sidique Bangura has told Awoko that, if he has the chance of meeting with the main opposition SLPP, he would ask them to ‘come on board’ and help in pursuing the developmental dreams of the president of the country.
Speaking recently in Makeni to Awoko press, Abu Bakarr Sidique Bangura said, all, political parties in the country, including the SLPP should work together for “we are all working towards the same goal which is to develop the country”.
Bangura disclosed that unlike other districts in the country where political violence had erupted recently following the beginning of political campaigning, Bombali, he said is very peaceful and politically tolerant. “We are tolerant here since we are having a cordial relationship with all other political parties in the district”, Bangura said.
Bangura said, “as Sierra Leoneans there is no need to intimidate and harass each other. We are all brothers and sisters and as politicians, we are all fighting for the same goal and that is to develop the district in particular and the country as a whole”.
He however warned that, the SLPP and other political parties must be prepared to face defeat in the pending local council elections, since he is quite sure of winning the local elections because “we have a very strong followership in Makeni and even our interaction with the people in the district has shown that we are poised to win”.
On the chances of them[APC] holding political power for years, Abu Bakarr Sidique Bangura said the chances of them being in power for years remain on how they are going to work and meet the needs of the electorates. It all depends on how we govern the people. We will never make promises that will not be in the interest of the people’ he said and furthered that when President Koroma promised electricity, he delivered it to citizens in the capital city Freetown.
Speaking on the current economic crisis in the country, the APC secretary for Bombali district said, it is not the makings of their government but that it is a global trend that is affecting not only Sierra Leone, but other countries in the world. “We need to go to the farms and work so that we can grow enough food to feed ourselves”, he said.