Presidential Candidate for the All People’s Congress Party, Dr. Samura Kamara told his supporters at the weekend that they are now working with the National Grand Coalition Party (NGC) to win the coming presidential elections run-off, scheduled for March 27.
He described the NGC as a very good party with good intentions to run the country, only that Sierra Leoneans are not yet willing to accept a new political party. “Do not leave the NGC,” he told supporters of the party, most of who have thrown their support for the APC Presidential Frontman.
Dr. Samura Kamara was recently endorsed by the Northern Regional Chairman for the NGC, John Bangura. John Bangura, who also doubles as campaign manager is currently championing massive support for Dr. Samura Kamara in the south and north of the country ahead of the March 27 presidential elections run-off. The name John Bangura is a household name in the northern part of Sierra Leone, especially as a founder and head of the nongovernmental organization, Hope Sierra Leone, which has provided lots of livelihood support for rural communities.
Patrick O’Dwyer, Flagbearer of the National Progressive Democrat party has also publicly endorsed Dr. Samura Kamara. He said, “I am supporting Dr. Samura Kamara for his honesty, dedication, hardworking and his good intentions to develop our country”.
Dr. Samura Kamara in his address welcomed all those that have declared their support for him in the coming election and added that party supporters should this time open their eyes, ears, mouth and do everything humanly possible to ensure that the party is not cheated in the coming run-off elections. He made this disclosure during his campaign tour in villages and towns in Tonkolili and Karene Districts. He made several stops along villages and towns convincing voters to see the reason to vote for development in the coming elections.
“I will be the best President for you and I will deliver to your expectations, ” he said and added that he always has the people at heart and that they should do the same for him. “Don’t hesitate to take an active part in governance because my government will be for the people. We should take ownership and strive hard for development,” he told supporters. At Mile 91, Dr. Samura Kamara described the town as one of the fastest growing, which requires support. “Mile 91 is a growing central community in Sierra Leone. My government will bring large companies to boost investment and create much income for the people,” said Samura.
He assured them that he will help them get major academic institutions that will help in career and skills development, and provide them with other basic amenities like electricity.
Dr. Samura Kamara said his government will take cognizance of the fact that the youth form 76% of the population, which is why special programs will be designed to boost their livelihood.
The next five years, he said will be challenging because he will enable the country to compete with others that have gone ahead in the West Africa Sub-Region making good use of human and material resources. “We will try our best to meet the needs of the growing population in various communities,” he promised.
Dr. Samura Kamara also addressed supporters at Batkanu and Gbinty Towns. He commended the loyalty of the people and assured them that the party will not let them down.
Speaking during his campaign meetings at Marjay Town, Funkia, Coffee Wharf and Dwarzark Communities Dr. Samura Mathew Wilson Kamara says the APC-led government has done tremendous work on infrastructure in the past ten years, a strong foundation he will build on to address challenges in the communities.
At Coffee Wharf, a fishing community at Aberdeen Village, where he is probably the first presidential candidate to visit, Dr. Samura Kamara calls on the people to hope for the better and to put their trust in him as their next president.
“My government will be with you the people as the APC has always been. We’ll leave no one behind in our development agenda as we harness economic diversification and empower people,” he tells the fishing community.
At Funkia, another predominant fishing community, he assures the people he’ll construct the road, build an ultra-modern market and empower local traders, especially women, to be able to earn more income.
At Dwarzark Community, overlooking Freetown, hundreds of supporters warmly welcome the former Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. He emphasizes the importance of quality education, affordable health care and access to clean drinking water and commits himself to provide all of this for the impoverished community.
However, Dr. Samura Kamara notes that he can only fulfil these promises the people demonstrate their trust in him through the ballot box in the presidential run-off elections on March 27th 2018.
Meanwhile, in all his campaign meetings Dr. Samura Kamara re-echoes his call for peaceful elections, and appeals to supporters and members of the APC to refrain from any form of provocation which may lead to violence.