The Northern Region Secretary General of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), Sorie Ibrahim Fofana has denied media reports that he is a member of the campaign team of the former UNIDO boss, Alhaji Dr. Kolleh Kandeh Yumkella for the SLPP flagbearership.
Speaking with Global Times in an exclusive interview yesterday, Mr. Fofana said he has never participated in any meeting and has no intention of making himself available for any flagbearer campaign team.
He said as Regional Secretary General of the party he has always refused the temptation of campaigning or openly associating himself with any of the flagbearer contenders. “If we are talking about creating a level playing field, we as party officials must not be seen to be favouring or supporting one candidate against the others”, Mr. Fofana said.
Mr. Fofana said he is not surprised that he is being perceived as such because the Northern region branch of which he is the Secretary General has always opened its doors to all SLPP stalwarts including those vying for positions.
He said it is his considered view that discriminating against any registered and paid up member seeking position in the party, is not in the best interest of the SLPP. “We were elected to serve every registered and paid up party member and that is just what some of us have been doing and continue to do”, he said.
He called on all party members wishing to visit the North to adequately inform the regional office at least for the sake of protocol.