From Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown

SLPP Flagbearers Fully Prepared for APC Strongholds
By Abdul Malik Bangura
Feb 14, 2017, 17:10

Ahead of the Saturday 17th February, 2016 by-election in Constituency 066 in Tonkolili District, senior stakeholders of the main opposition  Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) have confirmed that all their presidential flagbearer aspirants are ready to throng the constituency, which is situated in the strongholds of the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) Party. 

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Tonkolili District, which is situated in the north of the Sierra Leone, has been the region of which the ruling APC scored some of its highest percentages of votes in both the 2007 and 2012 presidential elections. With events of the recent signing of a communiqué in the SLPP, which unifies it presidential flagbearer aspirants, many who spoke to Awareness Times Newspaper say that the coming by-election in Tonkolili, in this SLPP post-reconciliation era could be fiercely contested as all the SLPP presidential flagbearer candidates will come out to support a single.

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