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“We are prepared to take over State House come 2018”

-Says UDM Flagbearer aspirant

March 22, 2017 By Victoria Naomi Saffa & Elizabeth Kaine

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UDM Flagbearer Aspirant, Pastor Yunku Kanu

Aspiring flagbearer of the United Democratic Movement (UDM) Party, Pastor Yunku Kanu, has said his party was prepared to take over State House come 2018.

The UDM aspiring flagbearer, who also doubles as the National Executive Chaplain of the Party, made the above statement yesterday during an exclusive interview with Concord Times at his party Headquarters on Pademba Road in Freetown on how UDM party was involved in the voter registration process.

“UDM is a structured political party and we have representatives in all the regions that are monitoring the registration process. We have also sent a second list to the National Electoral Commission (NEC) for accreditation so that we can have more representatives in all the centres,” he said.

He said he has tagged the voter registration process as “operation change the system” because it is through the exercise that they could vote the governing All People’s Congress (APC) out of power.

He urged on all Sierra Leoneans within the voting age of 18 and above to come out in their numbers and register, so that they can change the system.

“It is our responsibility as a party to monitor the registration exercise and all members of UDM including the executive members have taken a bold step in doing massive sensitisation so that people can go out and register,” he stated.

He noted that  people have been accusing the UDM as an APC affiliate, but stated the party is an independent political party that has all its mandates  from the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC).

 “I have registered in my constituency on Monday morning and I have also urged members in my constituency to register,” he said.

However, Concord Times could authoritatively say that there was no UDM representative in most of the centres that its reporters visited in the east end of Freetown.

 The political parties’ representatives that were seen at the registration centres were from the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) and the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP).