In a bid to further promote the current state of political tolerance and mutual understanding amongst political stakeholders and supporters of various political entities in Sierra Leone, Deputy, Chairman and Leader of the All People’s Congress (A.P.C) political institution, Hon. Alhahi, Minkailu Mansaray, has on behalf of his party graced the opening ceremony of the main opposition, Sierra Leone People’s Party (S.L.P.P), National Delegates Conference, held in the Eastern Region, Kenema City, on Friday 15th September, 2017.
However, the Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma’s led government, has been applauded for promoting political tolerance and freedom of the press, since they came into office in 2007, taking into cognisance that there had been no political prisoner or journalist imprisoned, for simply exercising his or her rights to freedom of speech as entrenched in our 1991 constitution and Geneva convention, accordingly.
Following his display of patriotism and political maturity, at the just concluded S.L.P.P confab, some school of thought are of the opinion that if selected or elected by the APC, to succeed President, Koroma, Alhaji, Minkailu Mansaray, would emerge victorious in the 7th March, 2018 polls, because of his wealth of experience, supports and charisma, in light of the aforementioned.
“I would not surprise if former Vice President, Chief, Sam Sumana and Mr. Sandy among others, mend fences with the APC and rally behind, Hon. Alhaji, Minkailu Mansaray if awarded the flagship symbol, because as a respected figure within the APC and lead contender for the party’s 2018 presidential ticket, he would unify the APC and extend an olive branch to other disgruntled members, for the general good, I know he is capable of doing such” says Mohamed Dumbuya, a political analyst.