April 26, 2017 By Victoria Saffa
As different political parties prepare for the 2018 elections, Flagbearer hopeful for the United Democratic Party (UDM), Pastor Yunku Kanu, has noted that their recent political rally in the city of Makeni was a warning shot for the All People Congress (APC) party.
He made the above statement during a rally organised in solidarity of one of their candidates, Elizabeth John Sesay, who would contest in the May 19 Bye-election in ward 8, Constituency 28.
He said the turnout of supporters during their rally in Makni had sent a signal and warning a shot to APC, adding that it was a very big political earthquake for the party in its stronghold and home of President Ernest Bai Koroma.
He explained that Makeni city has been known as the stronghold for the APC, but promised that as a party, they would change the ideology and sensitise voters to stop voting on sentiment-tribe or party colour.
“They should now vote for people who they believe can bring development to their doorsteps. I feel delighted over the large turnout of people and I also believe that the mind-set of people is now changing. They can now see reason to vote for other political parties, not only for APC,” he said.
The UDM flagbearer aspirant continued that they wanted to bring more development to the country, especially in the area of education and employment for youth in the country.
“Our party is made up of youth and we are encouraging more young people to participate in the fight to change the APC and the SLPP. Therefore, let the young people rule the country,” he stated.