Both the governing APC and the main opposition SLPP have lost great Parliamentarians in the ongoing party primaries conducted to elect a new set of Parliamentary candidates for elections slated for November 17. Some of the MPs, sensing defeat threw in the towel. It has to be said that a good number of them were great debaters in Parliament.
Alhaji Buya Kamara (APC), Jacob Koroma (APC), Kandeh Yapo Conteh (APC), Hon. Marie Yansaneh (APC), Alhaji Gibril Sheku Dumbuya (SLPP), Henneh Hassan Rada (APC), Hon. Edward A. Soluku (Solution) SLPP, Jolly Boy Lavalie (SLPP), Neneh Labbie (SLPP), Eric Jumu (SLPP), Elizabeth Lavalie (SLPP), Brima M. Kamanda (SLPP), Hon. Bintu Myers (SLPP), Mathew Nyuma (SLPP), Marcus Kallon (SLPP), Theresa Suwu (SLPP), James Ansu Kaisamba (SLPP) and Safula Moijueh (SLPP).
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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