The Acting Chairman of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party Students Association (SLPPA) at the Government Technical Institute, Kissy Dockyard in Freetown, Mr. Julius Yambasu, has said in Freetown that their aim is to mobilize support for the flagbearer of the main opposition SLPP, Retired Brigadier General Julius Maada Bio, to ensure that he wins the November 17 Presidential elections.
He made these remarks while addressing colleagues and invited guests at the official launching ceremony of the association at the institute’s campus recently.
The ceremony attracted various distinguished personalities including senior officials of the SLPP led by the Chairman of the Western Area, Mr. Brima Keita, party faithfuls, students, the Principal and staff of the institution.
He revealed that they will serve as foot Soldiers of the party in the eastern part of Freetown and network with their colleagues from other colleges and institutions across the country.
He also revealed that their association also intends to resolve conflicts among party members and to raise awareness of the party’s manifesto.
He thanked the participants for attending the ceremony, especially their colleagues from Fourah Bay College, Milton Margai College of Education and Technology, the Institute of Advanced Management and Technology, the Institute of Public Administration and Management, the Njala University and other tertiary institutions.
He thanked the college administration for exhibiting political tolerance in the campus.
The Guest of Honour, Mr. Brima Keita, who officially launched the association, commended the student executive for inviting him to grace the occasion.
He said the large turnout of people is a clear testimony that the party is still strong in the campus and the eastern part of Freetown as a whole.
He said the party is very concerned with the current hardship they are facing under the All Peoples Congress (APC) Government.
He called on the students to conduct themselves with patience and perseverance and work hard to bring victory to the party on November 17.
Mr. Keita noted that the success of the party cannot be attributed to only one person and therefore urged them to be united and love one another to make the party stronger.