De Game Don Ba-ba-la Alpha Khan Appointed

Former Presidential Adviser in the former Ernest Bai Koroma led All People’s Congress (APC) Government, Hon. Dr. Alpha Khan, has been appointed by His Excellency President Bio as Strategic Adviser for Social Mobilization and Food Security in the Office of the Interim National Coordinator of the COVID-19 Response, with his office at State House.

Dr. Alpha Khan, it could be recalled, was one of the flagbearer aspirants for the APC in the 2018 presidential elections. He served former President Koroma in two cabinet positions as Minister of Information and Communications and Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources.

At the May 2019 Bintumani III National Peace and Cohesion Conference called by President Bio, Dr Khan who hails from Port Loko district went as an individual and stated that he believes peace is a priority. Thus, he said, he went to the conference to put his own views across and to dialogue with the leaders of SLPP in the government to consider APC and Northerners as compatriots whilst advocating for the payment of benefits to all former APC ministers and public officials that had been sacked by the new administration.

Meanwhile, it is reported that Dr Alpha Khan has suspended his membership of the APC.