By Ibrahim Kabba Turay
One of Sierra Leone’s opposition parties, Coalition for Change (C4C), has got their new presidential candidate ahead of June’s general elections.
Ernest George Cole recently officially submitted an expression of interest in running for the party’s standard-bearer position in the 2023 presidential election.
Cole submitted his letter of intent to his 21-member interim committee of the party in a ceremony that brought together party officials from across the country, including C4C lawmakers, pressure groups, and party supporters.
He explained that he has been a member of the C4C party since its inception in 2018, adding that he had realized that his political ambitions would change the party and Sierra Leone’s leadership.
“I don’t have time to blame people or political parties. I know what needs to be done and I understand the issues affecting the country and its people,” he said.
On behalf of the 21-member Interim Committee, Francis Bendou thanked Ernest George for his call and wished him luck in his endeavors, being the first party member to lead the party into the 2023 elections.
He assured Ernest that the committee had received his letter expressing interest in leading the party to elections.