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NEWS : Politics  

Bonthe Wants SLPP Financial Secretary Position
By Abdul Fonti & Aruna Turay
Apr 8, 2011, 15:10
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Numerous stakeholders in Bonthe District have severally contacted Awareness Times to express their wish for a descendant of Bonthe to be the one to replace Dr. J.D. Rogers, the recently resigned Financial Secretary of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party. Dr. J.D. Rogers who has resigned to concentrate on writing his book on Macroeconomics; alongside other less substantial reasons submitted, will not be running for the position at the next party convention.

 

Bonthe District Stakeholders including members of the Districts SLPP Executive, insist to Awareness Times that they want more say within the SLPP National Executive and are praying for the next National Executive Council Meeting to ensure a descendant of Bonthe is made to replace Dr. J.D. Rogers until the next National Party Convention is held.


One of the names now being touted is Mrs. Gertrude G. Karimu, a proud and upstanding daughter of Bonthe District, who is also the wife of SLPPs Dr. John Aruna Karimu. Gertrude, as she is fondly known, has Finance and Accounting background and at a time when the whole country is crying out for increased female participation in National politics, her rumoured entry into the SLPP National Executive is already being warmly welcomed.

 

Gertrude Karimu is a team player and a very hard-working woman whose devotion to the SLPP is not questionable. Additionally, she enjoys the respect and support of her people in Bonthe. We will be solidly behind her if she chooses to not only be the one to replace J.D. Rogers but if she goes on to run for the position at the next Convention, said Aminata Kallon one of the Women Leaders in the SLPP.


When Awareness Times contacted Mrs. Karimu, she smiled and confirmed that her people in Bonthe had already approached her to take up the mantle and she was seriously considering doing just that.

Mrs. Karimu, it is reliably understood, is now seeking the backing of the National Womens Wing of the SLPP for the position of National Financial Secretary of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party whilst Mr. Joseph Maada Kpulun, the SLPPs Southern Regional Chairman, has also confirmed that there is a growing call in the Southern Province for Mrs. Gertrude Karimu to replace Dr. J.D. Rogers.


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