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‘There’s no opposition’

- chides President Koroma

October 14, 2015 

President Ernest Bai Koroma has called on his party members to engender the needed efforts and collaborations to continue to stay in governance, noting that “there is no opposition” as things stand at the moment.

The President, who was speaking over the weekend at a ceremony marking the laying of the foundation stone for the construction of the regional headquarters of the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) at a jam-packed meeting along the Makeni-Magburaka highway, Bombali District, said…efforts at building the northern regional office of the party will be cascaded to other regions and towns.

“As it stands, there is no opposition,” he said with applause from the audience. “After the APC would have stayed in governance for 50 years, [we] will cascade similar efforts to the chiefdom level.”

He assured party stalwarts that the governing APC will continue to win elections through the democratic process, and thanked the entire membership of the party for their contributions, commitments and quick response towards the construction and implementation of the project, noting that “if such efforts are sustained, the party will be able to host programmes” in the edifice.

He pointed out that the APC is a family that believes in settling and managing differences through constructive and peaceful dialogue. “We are a family and we don’t want confusion in the party,” he said.

National Secretary General of the party, Ambassador Osman Foday Yansanneh, in his remarks, said the ruling party has “developed and transformed the country through the dynamic leadership of President Ernest Bai Koroma”, pointing out that “the APC has developed the country from all fronts more than any other political party in the history of Sierra Leone”.

He said the party has mobilised funds for the successful implementation of the project and will replicate similar efforts across the country.

Project manager Alimamy P. Koroma said the laying of the foundation stone ceremony was a historic moment for the party and called on members to enhance peace, unity, progress and development within the party structures.

The sacked former Minister of Works said the complex will meet the required standards but warned against pilfering materials meant for the project.

Mr. Koroma promised that in the next 90 days the first phase of the project will be completed, and disclosed that structures and committees have been set up to ensure the successful implementation of the scheme.

He encouraged party members to continue to sustain the momentum of mobilising funds for the successful completion of the project.

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