The Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) should urgently put their house in other if only they wanted to regained constituency 010 in Kailahun District.
Zainab Brima, who the Party awarded the symbol according to our investigation, is not loved by the people and they have backed their supports to the Independent Candidate who is also a supporter of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party.
Following the SLPP symbol award to Zainab Brima, Jusu Hengela declared to contest as an Independent Candidate and soon got sponsors both home and abroad.
Indigenes who are all members of the SLPP thought the symbol award to Zainab was unfair and disrespectful. Allegations of bribery to traditional leaders in the constituency is causing viral in the social media.
However, Madam Zainab has promised President Julius Maada Bio that she will win the election hands down with 95% of the votes have become restless because of the growing popularity of the independent candidate.
In one of her campaign trail to Penguia, there was serious confrontation between supporters of Zainab and Jusu that resulted to road blocks that prevented vehicular transportations; but with the intervention of the Sierra Leone Police the situation was put under control.
Zainab Brima who is contesting in the bye-election slated on February 27, 2021 contested for the same seat as an independent candidate in 2017 elections when she failed to secure the SLPP symbol. She subsequently resigned from the SLPP and contested as an independent candidate against the SLPP candidate, late Samuel Panda and she lost.
Thousands of indigenes of constituency 010 urged stakeholders of the SLPP to intervene for peace and tranquility to prevail ahead of the bye-election.
‘What is currently happening in Constituency 010 in Kailahun District is cause for concern.’ Supporters of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party chanted, noting that the implication of SLPP losing one more seat in Parliament is grave and serious and must be avoided.
‘We all should be reminded that Kailahun has always poorly managed the award of symbols a reason why Kailahun District currently has the largest number of independent candidates.
The possibility of APC wining that seat is high; because if the SLPP candidate and the Independent candidate share the SLPP votes then the APC have chance to win the election.