Freetown For SLPP -Chairman Abass Janneh Assures


By Thomas S. Kembay

Front runner for the Western Region Chairmanship  position of the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) ahead the party’s January 2020 National Delegates’ Conference, Abass Janneh on Friday 12th  July, 2019 stormed the party headquarters on Wallace Johnson Street, Freetown where thousands of members and supporters  joined him for the Friday Juma prayers.

According to the National Grassroots Organising Secretary of the SLPP who also doubles as the campaign coordinator for Abass Janneh, Ahmed Kallon, Mr. Janneh decided to observer the Juma prayers at the party National Headquarters not for the purpose of declaring his intention for the said position but to seek the blessings of the party Muslim clergies and to acquaint himself with the various wings of the party.

The Coordinator added that the turnout of people from various walks of life to join Mr. Janneh at the party headquarters for the Juma prayer was a demonstration that he is the choice of the people for the Western Region Chairmanship and has the wherewithal to revive the support base for the party in the capital city and its surroundings.

Coordinator Kallon continued that the dynamics of politics today require a leader who listens to the masses, seeks their interest and socializes with them.

“These qualities we have discovered in Mr. Janneh for which the SLPP Grassroots is throwing its support to him come rain or shine,” said Ahmed Kallon.

Addressing members and supporters, Mr. Janneh assured that if he is elected Western Regional  Chairman, he would deliver Freetown and its surroundings to SLPP.

He said he believes in grassroots politics and that currently he has employed more than 7000 young people who he said are well paid.

“With me as the next Western Region Chairman, I would ensure that the SLPP sweep the Western Region polls come 2023 elections,” he said amidst thunderous applause.

While at the party headquarters, Chairman Janneh had fruitful talks with party stalwarts and also hobnobbed with the grassroots.