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An open letter to our beloved APC leadership of Sierra Leone

November 17, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Dr. Yahya Kalokoh – USA Sierra Leone Telegraph: 17 November 2017 The post-APC Convention has revealed insurmountable challenges for our party going into the 2018 General Elections. Some of these challenges are self-made by our top leadership. Many of us in the lower rung of our party are also contributing [Read More]

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NGC presidential candidate Kandeh Yumkella briefed by ONS, NEC and PPRC

November 15, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 1

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 15 November 2017 Following the official launch of the National Grand Coalition (NGC) party at the Brookfields Stadium last Saturday in Freetown, the party’s elected flagbearer – Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, today received representatives from the Office of National Security (ONS), the National Electoral Commission (NEC), and the [Read More]

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Sierra Leone Inspector General of Police must step down

November 14, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 4

Umaru Koroma – SLPP National Secretary General Sierra Leone Telegraph: 14 November 2017 The SLPP is profoundly astounded by statements made by the Inspector General of the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) Mr. Francis Munu, on the “Gud Mornin Salone” programme aired on Radio Democracy 98.1 FM, Monday, November 13, 2017, [Read More]

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Dr Kandeh Yumkella elected presidential candidate for the National Grand Coalition party

November 12, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 6

NGC Communications & Media Team Sierra Leone Telegraph: 12 November 2017 The National Grand Coalition (NGC), the youngest political party that is today the most progressive and vibrant party in Sierra Leone, successfully held its first convention of founders and delegates to elect its flagbearer and other leaders, yesterday Saturday, [Read More]

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Watch AYV TV this Sunday as president Koroma speaks about the controversial APC presidential candidacy

November 3, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 0

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 3 November 2017 In what was the most anticipated announcement of the year, on a sunny afternoon in Makeni, Dr. Samura Kamara emerged as the flag bearer of the APC. From that very moment on, the entire nation has been asking: “Why Samura Kamara?” The wait for [Read More]

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The party that reassures voters of fighting corruption in Sierra Leone will win the 2018 polls

November 2, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 6

Abu Shaw Sierra Leone Telegraph: 2 November 2017 Corruption is very endemic in Sierra Leone’s political history. Both my APC and the SLPP parties are guilty of massive corruption. Voters have been let down innumerable times by past governments, dominated by these two main political parties since independence in 1961. [Read More]

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Dr Samura Kamara and APC 2018 victory

November 1, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 8

John Baimba Sesay – CHINA Sierra Leone Telegraph: 01 November 2017 Ahead of the Presidential and Parliamentary elections slated for 2018, the governing All People’s Congress has selected Dr. Samura Kamara as flag-bearer. I wrote, prior to the ‘Makeni Family Meeting’ that events leading to such historic Convention were not [Read More]

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“Party political debate augurs well for Sierra Leone’s democracy” – says Institute for Governance Reform  

October 26, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 2

Sierra Leone Telegraph:  26 October 2017 Sierra Leoneans go to the polls on 7th of March 2017 to elect a new president, and many are hoping for a new party and government to replace the ruling APC, after ten years in power. Party conventions are almost over, and so too [Read More]

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Andrew Keili says “the time is now” with the National Grand Coalition

October 23, 2017 Abdul Rashid Thomas 9

NGC Communications & Media Team Sierra Leone Telegraph: 23 October 2017 In a well-attended press conference at the National Stadium Hostel, Mr. Andrew Karmoh Keili, with his wife beside him, proudly and happily announced his official resignation from the “broken” SLPP to join the National Grand Coalition. The NGC is [Read More]