March 19, 2018 By Ishmael Sallieu Koroma
Alliance Democratic Party (ADP) leader and former presidential candidate, Mohamed Kamaraimba Mansaray, has refused to publicly pronounce his party’s support for any of the two presidential candidates ahead of the March 27 run-off.
Speaking at a press conference last Friday at their Rawdon Street headquarters, the ADP leader said he had refused to publicly pronounce his support for any of the two candidates in the run-off election because of security reasons and the hype already associated with crucial poll.
“From now I’m going to talk to my people privately and also going around to people and tell them who I’m going to vote for,” he said, adding that he would vote for the ‘lesser of the two devils.’
Kamaraimba said the result that the National Electoral Commission (NEC) put out last Tuesday was not what he was expecting, adding that there were a lot of malpractices.
The defeated ADP presidential aspirant said the election wasn’t 100% perfect because he knew there were a lot of limitations and barriers, coupled with a lot of cheating in the strongholds of the two traditional parties during the March 7 elections.
He said the issue of tribalism, which has taken centre stage ahead of the run-off, was not good for the country, stating that he was traveling over the weekend to address his members and supporters on the issue and to tell them where to vote and the need for national cohesion.
“Today, my campaign for 2023 has started and we are ready to win it,” Mansaray said, adding that he would use the tour to thank and show appreciation to his members and supporters and to disclose his hopes and aspirations for the country.
It could be recalled that the ADP leader, in an interview on Radio Democracy’s “Gud Morning Salone’ Programme on Wednesday, 14th March, said he was going to publicly pronounce his party’s support for one of the two leading candidates in the March 27 run-off election, but failed to do as he had promised, stating security reasons.