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APC Lawyer Kalokoh receives red carpet welcome in Port Loko

February 1, 2017 By Victoria Naomi Saffa

As the political struggle kicks-off in the country, thousands of Port Loko district indigenes on Sunday 29th January, 2017, welcomed the All People Congress (APC) flagbearer hopeful, Lawyer Abu Bakarr Kalokoh,commonly known as ‘the poor man’s lawyer.’

The Kalokoh Movement was also launched in the district with a new office located at Lungi road, and Port Loko indigenes and descendants used the occasion to pledge  their unflinching support for Lawyer Kalokoh.

Speaking during the launch of the Kalokoh Movement and the unveiling of the new Kalokoh movement office, Lawyer Abu Bakarr Kalokoh, who has practised in the United States and also in Sierra Leone, stated that the movement was established to help President Ernest Bai Koroma in his development strides, thus calling on all Sierra Leoneans to come onboard and contribute in the development of the country.

He said the movement was established in the Port Loko district as one of the strongholds of APC, and that he was the only flagbearer aspirant of the party that has established an office in the district, which he said demonstrated  that he has concern for the welfare of Port Loko residents.

 “I was born in Koya Chiefdom, Port Loko district and my wife is from Port Loko town. I am a strong member of the APC and I have contributed immensely in the area of providing free legal services to Sierra Leoneans in the United States of America as well as others in Sierra Leone,” he said.

 He showered praises on President Koroma for his leadership role in developing the country more especially in the areas of infrastructure and electricity supply, among several other developments.

The APC flagbearer hopeful continued that as a leader of the movement, he would focus on women’s empowerment, Children, youths and persons with disabilities, while addressing maternal mortality, which has been a major problem in the country.

 He promised that his movement would provide skills training for persons with disabilities and provides education for orphaned Ebola children, disclosing that he was offering free lectures at the law department, Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone.

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