Chief Sam-Sumana sets for the presidency
January 10, 2018 By Mohamed Massaquoi
Members of the Coalition for Change (C4 C) have yesterday held their national delegates’ conference in Freetown where national officers, including their presidential candidate for the forthcoming general elections, were elected.
C4C is the newest political party established in the country and delegates from across the country yesterday converged at Catco International Hotel for the all-important event.
Most delegates interviewed believed that C4C would be the only answer to the political problems of Sierra Leone, and that they were ready to challenge the traditional political parties -the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC ) and the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP)- in the forthcoming elections scheduled for March 7th, 2018.
“We believed in the democratic governance and peaceful transfer of power in Sierra Leone. We hope that the ruling All Peoples Congress will hand over the mantle of leadership to the democratically elected president come 2018,” one of the delegates from Kono, Sahr Musa told Concord Times.
C4C presidential candidate, Chief Samuel Sam Sumana said: “This is the time the Sierra Leonean populace should exploit the opportunity of transforming the country for the betterment of the future generations.”
He added that having served as Vice President of the country, he has the required capacity to diligently serve the people of Sierra Leone.
“We have to put our nation first in the map of development. I cannot do it alone, it required collective responsibilities. My welcome to Freetown has clearly shown that C4C is here for the better. It is time for us to come together and work in the interest of our country. We have had politicians’ technocrats in the past, yet Sierra Leone is still at the bottom of development. This is the time we have to form a unified force for the good,” he noted.
Presidential candidate for the Peoples Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC), Charles Francis Margai, thanked members of the C4C party for securing an official registration to operate as a political party, adding that some people did not want C4C party to exist because of political gimmick.
He said Chief Sam-Sumana has good intension for the people of Sierra Leone and that he was happy that the former was victorious against the government of Sierra Leone at the ECOWAS Court.
“The victory at the ECOWAS Court is not only for me or Sam -Sumana but for C4C as a political party. I want to congratulate all of you for coming here today to participate in the democratic process of the C4C political party,” he concluded.