Leader of Alliance Democratic Party (ADP) Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray on Wednesday 15th 2019, informed the general public that he will likely join either the All People’s Congress (APC) or the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) before the 2023 national elections.
The ADP leader made this statement while responding to questions at the Africa Young Voices (AYV) Media Empire Hot Seat program moderated by Amadu Lamarana Bah.
Kamarainba stated that after being in active politics for the past years, he has come to the realization that the people of this country are not ready to bring in a third force in the political landscape rather are still accepting and appreciate the APC and SLPP parties.
‘they two parties have been in the existence for the 50 years now so it will be very difficult to eliminate them at the moment, we have the opportunity in 1996 with John Kerry Far Smart of the UNPP but in rather unfortunately it did not work, so I have made up my mind to join either of the two because I want to serve my nation, but I have to pray for God directions before taking the decision and it a call from my supporters. The likes of Kandeh Kolleh Yokelah of the National Grand Coalition Chief Sam Sumana of Coalition for Change, I and others have tried in the past election, but it just difficult at the moment.
Kamaramba stated that there is nothing like Free Quality Education right now in the country and called on President Bio to increase the salary of teachers rather than offer scholarships to children of teachers who have taught for ten years. He added that it is the moral responsibility of parents to pay for their child’s school fees and ‘so just pay them well, and they will take care of themselves and their children,’ he said.
However, Kamarainba graded the Bio New Direction Government 9% for not doing well with the economy as things have gone worse with hike in prices and high taxation which is seriously affecting the cost of living for the ordinary citizen.
He added President Bio is a good person but must be careful with those he appoints especially those coming into governance for the first time as they might be focused only on the opportunities and luxury attached to the position.