SLPP Elects Mayoral Candidate in Kenema

Joseph S. Keifala
The main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) has on Sunday 2nd September 2012 voted for the candidates that would be awarded the party symbol to contest for the mayoral election for the Kenema City Council. The election came as a result of the deadlock in the concession process to bring the eight mayoral aspirants together to present a single candidate.

A member of the SLPP and chairman of constituency 14 Alphonsus Komeh shortly after the election disclosed to the press that the election was conducted by the election management committee that comprises of zonal chairmen, constituencies, district and regional executives.

Alphonsus Komeh said at the end of the ballot counting Joseph S. Keifala got the highest number of votes cast of 51, Thomas Bayoh got 13 votes, Bockarie Ensah 12 votes, Councillor Moriba Koroma 12 votes, Dr. Gbonda 4 votes, Councillor Yatta Sama 2 votes, Mohamed Kaisamba 2 votes and Mohamed O Level Sesay did not register any vote.

The SLPP Mayoral aspirant has called on all his colleagues to have confidence and trust in him and work concertedly with him for the November 17 elections. Joseph Kaifala stated that their focus will not only be directed to the Mayoral election but to work hard and remove the APC from government by voting in retired Brigadier Julius Maada Bio as President of the Republic of Sierra Leone.

About Othman Sheriff 347 Articles
Born and raised in Kenema district, eastern Sierra Leone, Othman Sheriff began practicing journalism during his school days as a youthhood hobby. With a bachelor's degree in mass-media and communication, and a Master’s degree in development and peacebuilding, Sheriff is the Editor-in-Chief and CEO of Critique Echo Newspaper. While tirelessly using journalism as a tool to place his country’s socioeconomic and political landscape under a magnifying glass, Sheriff is deeply involved in community development projects. Over the years, Sheriff has formulated and implemented billions of Leones worth of development projects with funds from Europe and USA. He is chiefly focused on community infrastructural development and economic resuscitation projects, fostering interethnic, interreligious and sociocultural cohesion among the young population in Kenema district. Sheriff is a member of many international peacebuilding initiatives including the United Religious Initiative (URI), International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP), Intercultural Leaders Network and Youth Solidary Fund program of the United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC)

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