SLPP will win at first round!
February 12, 2018 By Mohamed Massaquoi
Former Statistician General, now head of Election Management Committee for the opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), has urged members of the opposition party to consolidate their votes across the country in the forthcoming general elections, adding that the party has the potential of winning the presidency in the first round of the poll.
While giving statistical analysis to members of the party during a strategic election management meeting over the weekend in Bo, southern Sierra Leone, Professor Laurence Kamara said SLPP stands a better chance if they could maintain their strongholds in the southern and eastern regions, adding that based on their findings, the Western Area and the northern region would be a battle ground for all political parties.
Professor Kamara further explained that based on the final voter registration, the SLPP Election Management Committee has been working hard to identify gaps where the party did not perform well in the 2012 elections, adding that members should work hard to get their councilors, Members of Parliaments and their presidential candidate elected.
“The National Electoral Commission (NEC) final voter registration shows that a total of 3,178,663 voters were registered for the forthcoming general elections, I am sure SLPP will win in the first round of the pull but a lot of efforts are needed for us to achieve this.
“We need one-million, seven hundred and fifty-one thousand four hundred and nine votes ( 1,751,409) across the country to win the first rounds. We have to work towards this because all of us want victory this time for SLPP,” he said and added that the committee has put structures and data together which can be adopted by the membership for swift implementation.
SLPP Chairman, Dr. Prince Alex Harding, said the party was determined to implement appropriate strategies to win and that Professor Kamara and his team have put together the necessary data. He said it would be unfortunate if the SLPP wins the presidency with fewer lawyers in the House of Parliament.
“This is the time we need to come together as a party; we have suffered a lot in the hands of the APC government. Sierra Leoneans relied on us to liberate them by providing quality leadership and good governance practices. I am sure we will win this election, let us all work together for the betterment of Sierra Leone,” he concluded.