Members of the All Peoples Congress Party (APC) at Koinadugu district, at the newly established in Constituency 055, Thursday 13th April 2017 came out in substantial number in welcoming David Bombolai Sogbo Mansaray who have contributed immensely in touching the lives of the poor and vulnerable children in the Koinadugu District irrespective of their tribes and party affiliations.
The APC’s patriot, David Bombolai Sogbo Mansaray whilst addressing his fellow members and supporters of the indomitable All Peoples Congress Party (APC) at the Koinadugu Clock Tower on the importance of the ongoing Voter’s Registration process said that their rights to vote begin with their responsibilities to register. He therefore asked his fellow All Peoples Congress Party members to go and register and contribute to make the APC party stay in power and continue in their developmental activities to beautify and strengthen the economy of the country. He added that the Koinadugu people have demonstrated not only their love for the ruling All Peoples Congress Party but also by showcasing that they believe in the leadership of the APC party by coming out in large numbers in welcoming him, especially in his ambition to talk to them on the need to register and vote in the 2018 Elections. He went on that he came to Sierra Leone purposely to register and to comply with the wishes and aspirations of His Excellency Ernest Bai Koroma who have requested that stakeholders should engage their people to register in the ongoing Voter’s registration process of the country.
He added that even before the boundary delimitations at Koinadugu District, the people of Constituency 055 have been asking him to accept their request to contest in the 2018 Parliamentary elections. He continued that from the recent engagements he had with the people he has accepted the offer. He went on that the 2018 Parliamentary election in Koinadugu District is not between Mandingo and Fullah neither between Limba and Yallunka but between reality and false promises. He maintained that the people of Koinadugu should frown against tribalism and he added that one need not to go to abroad to contest in an election but he got a call from the people and was told that because he has worked diligently in contributing to academia by helping the poor to acquire education. He revealed that it is only those who know the problem that can proffered solution to it and he said calmly that he knows what it means to be poor and he assured all that if given the opportunity to represent them in parliament he will ensure that even the palm kernel seller will have a say in the decision of the constituency.
“Parliament is not a house but an institution,’’ he said.
He recalled that after the aftermath of the youth riotous in Koinadugu District, he hired the services of lawyers and work relentlessly with stakeholder to facilitate their released and the matter was eventually discharged from court and the accused people were released and through that he restored peace and confidence in Koinadugu District. The astute David Bombolai Sogbo Mansaray is now the acting Assistance Secretary General of the All Peoples Congress in New Jersey. In 2002 whilst at the Fourah Bay College, he has diligently served the APC Youth Wing in Freetown.
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