The formal event took place at Gandorhun Town in Gbane Chiefdom, the home of the APC District Chairman, Comrade Francis K. Gbondopenepani.
The defectors cited that the SLPP lacks focus and solid leadership to win elections and that they would rather join President Koroma’s Agenda for Prosperity, which according to them, is doing exceptionally well with indications for victory come 2018.
They called on their former colleagues to join the APC party as ‘it is the only political party to develop Sierra Leone’. ‘APC don’t need a Gladiator to win the 2018 polls considering the tremendous work they’ve done for the past 9 years,’ they ascertained.
On the other side, in a marathon telephone interview with the Editor of Unity Newspaper-the mouthpiece of the SLPP, Abubakar Sesay, he asserted that the SLPP principles are based on law and order.
“There are established criteria for one to be a member or non-member of the SLPP and as am talking at this moment, the SLPP is yet to receive resignation letters from the above names,” Sesay mentioned.
Sesay further disclosed his party’s readiness to win the forthcoming elections, noting that ‘the SLPP will not encourage any splinter group to distort our national agenda. We are ready to liberate Sierra Leoneans come 2018’.