It is no secret that the polls are going to be hotly contested, with the APC keen on consolidating its hold on power, while the SLPP
will do everything to unseat the APC.
as the government then had no less than eight ministers.
That power went to the SLPP
and its new leader, Ahmad Tejan Kabbah.
It is reliably learnt that SLPP
might coalesced with Douglas Devananda to contest in the local government and in the Provincial Council elections.
As a part of the membership drive, SLPP
has made inroads in the North and East.
When the ban on politics was finally lifted by the NPRC junta, Kabbah contested the leadership of the SLPP
In fact, the government had started well by asking all outgoing SLPP
ministers and commissioners to stay in office for some time to prepare themselves for a proper handover to the incoming APC ministers.
Generally, ex-President Kabbah is seen as an "ineffective" leader who became a prisoner of extreme tribalists in the SLPP
, exactly what the late Ambrose Ganda and I had warned in 1997, against the Blair government's support for Kabbah as the post-conflict president in Sierra Leone.
Koroma's convoy was reportedly assaulted in the east of the country (an SLPP
stronghold) and the SLPP
's offices burnt to the ground in the incident.
Both Margai and Koroma have been widely reported to have made public statements threatening to unleash violence should they lose the elections--that is, should the SLPP
win, as seems likely.
Tenders are invited for SPECIFICATIONS OF ANNUAL RATE CONTRACT FOR "DISMANTLING, FABRICATION & ERECTION OF VARIOUS STEEL STRUCTURAL WORKS" AT LIGNITE, LIMESTONE & ASH HANDLING SYSTEM OF SLPP
Members of the ruling SLPP
living in Britain and America have launched a special fund to pay for a team of crack Sierra Leonean lawyers to defend Norman, who was indicted together with eight others, including the fugitive former coup leader and MP Johnny Paul Koroma, Sam Bockarie alias Mosquito, and Foday Sankoh, leader of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), now turned into a political parry.