As attempts to impose Samura Kamara, country’s Foreign Minister, in a meeting of National Advisory Council members backfires, President Koroma last week hastily summoned intending flagbearer aspirants at his state lodge to, no doubt, admonish them be in unity and as family members.
New Age learnt that the president’s objective was centered on his handpicking of Samura Kamara since he has disappointedly not able to persuade the membership of NAC join him impose his man of choice for leadership.
That because the NAC meeting reportedly ended in chaos, he was left without option but to organize a dinner for intending flagbearer aspirants at his state lodge, to, and of course, convince them follow his part in the choice of leadership of the APC come 2018.
At the dinner, Koroma emphasized his previous statement as was made in the last NAC meeting, calling for unity and harmony in the APC and the need to have a candidate that will make the party win the elections.
It is believed that Koroma has told some members within the NAC that his candidate of choice is Samura Kamara and that he intends compel the entire NAC toe his line.
Leaks are that the membership of NAC is divided between two candidates- Vice President Victor Bockarie Foh and the Minister of Mines Minkailu Mansaray.
That Samura Kamara who is an unprepared candidate is now fixing his campaign team as he prepares for coming events after he may have been selected as the presidential candidate for the APC.
Findings are that he has been having secret meetings with people and organizations across the country as he gathers and garners support ahead of APC’s October convention.
Sources say aspirants present at the state lodge dinner were taken aback seeing Samura Kamara, who has never declared his intention for leadership of the APC, be a part of the dinner, introduced as a flagbearer.
However, prominent figures the likes of Mamoud Tarawallie, Hon. Marie Yansanneh, Lawyer Kalokoh and Hon. Victoria Saidu Kamara who earlier have affirmed their interests in the leadership of party were surprisingly absent.