Abu Bakarr Fofanah ,a staunch member of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party(SLPP), has called on the entire membership of the party to support Rtd. Brigadier Julius Maada Bio for the flagbearership of the party to contest in the 2018 , Presidential and Parliamentary Elections.
He made the statement while declaring his intention to race for the parliamentary symbol at Constituency 12, Kenema District, at Hanga Community Center.
Speaking to this medium, Abu Bakarr Fofanah revealed his intention to contest for the SLPP symbol in that constituency because he believes this is the right time to represent his people in Parliament.
"I am a son of the soil who acquired Primary and Secondary education in Kenema. I have been helping my community people with medical facilities, education, community development and host of other goodies with the little I have as a business man cum philanthropist," he averred.
He furthered expressed optimism about the leadership style of Maada Bio and therefore urged every member to work on the path of peace to unite the party.
According to him, the SLPP is the only party that would redeem this country from economic malaise and ease the suffering of the people in Sierra Leone.
He said it is high time for the SLPP to regain governance but they can only succeed with Maada Bio who has demonstrated good leadership when he was Head of State by handing over peacefully to a civilian government.
The businessman added that Maada Bio has contributed immensely to the development of the country as he had fought for this nation “during the dark days of our beloved country.’’
By: Alim Jalloh