The ruling APC (All Peoples Congress) Party will be electing /selecting their Presidential candidate for the March 7, 2018 Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Council elections in the Northern Headquarter town of Makeni on 6th September, 2017.
Already, the Party has lost count of the number of aspiring candidates for the top job of flag bearer. By no order of importance, the serious aspirants are John Sisay, Joseph Kamara, Dr. Kaifala Marah, Alimamy Petito Koroma, VP Victor B. Foh, Alpha Kanu, Alhaji Minkailu Mansaray and Ibrahim Kemoh Sesay.
John Sisay appears to have moved a step ahead of all the other aspirants by releasing a clear road map to State House in the form of a personal manifesto. It shows that, he means business.
Joseph F. Kamara has slowed down a bit. Alimamy P. Koroma and Dr. Kaifala Marah have intensified their public appearances in the past two weeks. Their visibility can be felt around the nook and cranny of the country.
VP Victor Foh has been using his official engagements as Vice President to quietly meet and interact with many people across the country.
Alhaji Minkailu Mansaray has not been seen around for a quite a while now. As Deputy Party Chairman, he is seen as the heir apparent. But does he have the personality and charisma to attract younger voters?
Those who have been very visible in the race to become APC flag bearer are Joseph Kamara, John Sisay, Alimamy Koroma, Dr. Kaifala Marah and Alpha Kanu.
The rest have not been visible in the campaign trail. One notable Western Politician once said that, politics is about visibility.
Nobody knows who will eventually emerge as the APC Party’s standard bearer in March 2018.
In the coming days and weeks, we shall be assessing the chances of the various APC flag bearer aspirants and leave the decision to the APC NAC to decide on what is in the best interest of the party and the country
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