From Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown

Northerners want Dr. S.B Saccoh as Berewa’s Running Mate in Sierra Leone
By Alhassan Spear Kamara
Mar 30, 2006, 12:14

A very large number of Northerners including Imams, teachers and town chiefs from across Kambia, Port Loko, Bombali and Koinadugu districts, are planning to storm Freetown with a huge crowd in order to present Ambassador Alhaji Shekuba B. Saccoh to the Vice President Solomon Berewa and the SLPP, as their favoured choice for the Running Mate, come the 2007 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.

This was disclosed by a member of ‘Saccoh for VP campaign’ in Kambia, Mr. Mustapha Turay.

According to Mr. Turay, during a recent visit to Kambia, Dr. Saccoh held fruitful discussions with representatives from 86 Mosques and 56 primary and secondary schools, during which he categorically told them of his intention of becoming the next Vice President of Sierra Leone. "If I am nominated as Running Mate to Solomon Berewa, I will ensure that the image of the SLPP in the north is highly mentioned", Dr Saccoh is quoted to have said.

Dr. S.B Saccoh who is currently Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to Guinea, had earlier informed this press that he has toured the entire five districts headquarter towns in the north, and held fruitful discussions with religions leaders and teachers, informing them about his candidature for the Running Mate to Solo Bee, and soliciting their support for the SLPP.

"I have families and friends in the diaspora who have consented to financially and normally support the SLPP if I am nominated as Running Mate", the diplomat disclosed.

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