The two-day national delegates conference of the opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) ended over the weekend at the Holy Trinity Parish Hall, Kenema, east of the country, with the election of 31 National Executive Officers, ranging from the Chairman to the Chaplain and Imam.
The conference, which was scheduled to start officially in the morning of Friday, took off to a late start in the afternoon as delegates were handed their accreditations before being permitted into the hall.
There were also scenes of controversies at the convention, as it only started after the late arrival of one of the flag-bearers aspirants of the party, in the person of Julius Maada Bio who was hours late after the accreditation of all the delegates.
The outgone National Chairman of the party, Chief Somanoh Kapen, who had earlier declared his interest to contest for the second time, reportedly considered the act as disrespectful and as a result, staged a walked-out from the conference hall with Dr John O. Benjamin, another flag-bearer aspirant, and never returned.
In the video below, Chief Kapen reveals everything that transpired during the convention as well as controversies surrounding his future in the party.