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Prince Thorpe to challenge Bode Gibson for FCC Mayoral seat

June 22, 2016 By Patrick J. Kamara

Prince Harold Thorpe has declared his intention to vie for the mayoral position in the Freetown City Council (FCC), under the ticket of the ruling All Peoples Congress Party.

“Absolutely I have the intention to run for the position of Mayor because I want to effectively manage the affairs of the city and take it to another level,” he said.

He stated that he is a Sierra Leonean, born and raised in Freetown. “I’m sure that I am the next APC Mayor for the FCC by the grace of God,” he pronounced.

Thorpe emphasised that only a young, energetic and dynamic man like him could salvage current challenges facing the city.

“My aspirations and intentions are premised on several factors given the fact that the city needs a redeemer. It takes only a young man like me to amicably address all the key issues that are almost tearing the city apart,” he avered.

He boasted that he has knowledge, experience and expertise to deal with issues and problems affecting the city, with maximum care and respect.

Thorpe asserted that he was a man of the people as he was more popular than any other person for the post of mayor of Freetown. He added that he has the ability and techniques to win the heart of ‘Freetonians’

He has proposed to decongest the city and strengthen various bye-laws so as to tackle numerous challenges facing the city, populated by at least 2 million inhabitants.

He said that he has the capacity and ability to transform the city and return it to its glorious days through city planning if given the opportunity by his party.

The mayoral aspirant maintained that he was aware that land procurement has been a major challenge for many residents of Freetown, thus construction of houses were taken place beyond the green belt.

He promised to green the city by planting trees so as to tackle problems of deforestation.

“I will plant trees in empty spaces within the municipality,” he said.

Addressing the issue of municipal schools, Thorpe said he was unhappy with the conditions of schools under the Freetown City Council.

“I will construct enough classrooms to ease the problems affecting the various learning capacity. We need conducive environment for learning than what obtains now in municipal schools,” he stated.

Prince Thorpe also noted that he understands the prime needs of the people.

“At one time public schools in Freetown were the best. I believe he who opens a school, closes the gate of a prison. There is no doubt that Freetown is witnessing huge migration each day,” he explained.

He urged the ruling party to accord him chance to prove his ability of running the capital, Freetown.

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