A former SLPP flag bearer aspirant, Franklin Joe Rogers yesterday called on the Honorable Vice President, Ambassador Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh to inform him of his resignation from the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) and his decision to join the All Peoples Congress (APC).
Briefing Vice President Foh on his reasons for resigning from the SLPP, Franklin Rogers cited amongst other things, the high level of violence within the SLPP as a major factor.
Franklin Rogers, in presenting his APC Party Membership Card to VP Foh, informed him that he, after extensive consultations with his family and supporters, decided to join the APC Party with the conviction that the All People’s Congress is the only Party in Sierra Leone that is geared towards development.
Mr. Rogers paid special tribute to the Leader and Chairman of the Party, President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma for the role he played in winning him over to the APC.
He also thanked the Party’s Secretariat for making his transition to the APC a smooth sail. He pledged to work hard for the continuous growth of the Party and to help in propagating the political philosophies of the APC.
VP Foh in his response, said he, on behalf of the Leader and Chairman and the entire membership, wholeheartedly welcome Franklin Rogers to the APC Party.
He applauded the respect shown by Mr. Rogers for the Leadership of the Party and his acknowledgment of the role played by President Koroma in influencing his decision.
The APC, VP Foh said, is a “Kombra Party” that stands for nation building. He reiterated that APC always appreciates and reward those who work for it. This, according to him, was demonstrated few days ago in Kenema, where the Party’s hierarchy and supporters, led by the Leader and Chairman, converged for the funeral rites of the late Hon. Joseph Bandabla Dauda, who had served this country diligently under both the APC and SLPP.