By Abubakarr Harding
Dr. Samura Mathew Wilson Kamara, the newly-elected presidential candidate of Sierra Leone’s main opposition party, All People’s Congress (APC), on Tuesday vowed that his party is committed to a peaceful and credible process in the general elections scheduled to take place on June 24.
Kamara was elected presidential candidate representing the APC in its national conference by a landslide. He beat off a contest from a crowded field of 18 aspirants to gain 85 percent of the votes.
In an exclusive interview, he called for party unity, saying “We do not have time, we must all come together.”
Kamara was APC’s presidential candidate in the 2018 election. It will be the second time that he has a face-off with incumbent President Julius Maada Bio.
Kamara used to serve as the country’s Foreign Minister, Finance Minister and Central Bank Governor.