“We are fully determined to lead the campaign of our flagbearer Dr. Samura Kamara because he is the best candidate and the only person that will bring prosperity to the people of Sierra Leone after President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma. We have given him our assurance and nobody will stop us achieving our victory. We have heard so many stories intended to distract us or to make us angry with our party, it won’t work because we are all APC and we will remain so.” Simon stated.
He went on to call on all APC executives in the Diaspora to continue speaking with one voice and to work with the national executive to plan very well so that when the elections campaigns dates are announced it will be very easy for them to collaborate.
Sesay said: “We have pledged continued support to the party despite the recent disappointments. We are APC and all we ask for is to be included in the campaigns as we are here to make sure the party wins.”
Secretary General of the APC, Alhaji Osman Yansaneh thanked them for their pledge and said that should be the spirit of all those who believe in the party, because only APC can develop Sierra Leone at a faster rate.
He promised them that when once the elections are over, the first bill they will take to parliament will be the one to amend the dual citizenship.
“Don’t renounce your dual citizenship because you are all very important in the development of Sierra Leone. Wherever you are coming from you have a role to play in bringing investment to Sierra Leone, and you can get this done through your dual citizenship.”
He called on them to stay focused and keep to their promises of leading the campaign so that the party will retain power for the good of the people.
Assistant Publicity Secretary II of the APC, Sidi Yayah Tunis stressed the importance of Diasporans to the development of Sierra Leone. He said the decision to exclude dual citizens from contesting in the elections is not deliberate to disadvantage them but an adherence to a constitutional provision. However, this he said is a wakeup call for Diasporas to vote in the future.