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Zombos Quit Sierra Leone Peoples Party
By Torchlight Newspaper
Oct 25, 2012, 17:18
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Arguably one of the most famous men in Sorogbema (Jendema), Alhaji Takieu Fombo Zombo has openly declared for the All Peoples Congress Party ahead of the November 17 polls.


Alhaji Takieu Fombo Zombo is a traditional chief and also a renowned personality in Jendema, by the Liberian border with Sierra Leone. Pa Zombo has also maintained his loyalty to the SLPP for over sixty years without joining any other political party. He is ranked in the same high level as the late Mana Kpaka of blessed memory.

 

Pa Zombo, believed to be aged over one hundred years but still with his wits very sharp, is a popular man in Jendema.

 

APC Minister Sheka Tarawalie embraces new APC convert Alhaji Takieu Fombo Zombo clad in RED

 

However, he now says it is time for him to shun the party he once loved because his love affair with the SLPP has brought him nothing other than molestation, disrespect, and disregard.

 

He is currently blessed with children and grandchildren at home and abroad who can take good care of him and so he does not need pecuniary support.

 

Pa Zombo though not in need of money or any of the vain things of life, has decided at his late age to resign from SLPP and join the ruling APC because of what he claims to have been the disregard and the disrespect he had suffered under the SLPP.

 

He has thus, after a long thinking process, recently declared for the APC during a well attended meeting held in the community hall where the Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, Sheka Tarawallie was present.

 

In his testimony, the old man said he joined the SLPP sixty years back without ever dreaming of defecting to any other political party.

 

I and the late Mana Kpaka were those who stood firm for principles and throughout our time we maintained our loyalty to the party, he said and continued I suffered a lot because of the SLPP as I was sent to jail on three different occasions.

 

The old man however says it is only disgrace, molestation and disrespect that his support for SLPP has brought him both inside and out of the party circles.

 

My reason for joining the APC today is to tell the world that the SLPP is an ungrateful party and because of the ungratefulness meted out to me I have decided to join the APC which I strongly believe is a party that is worth dying for, the old man emotionally stated.

 

Pa Takieu Fombo Zombo is calling on all his people to follow him to the APC maintaining that it is his belief that if he dies today the APC will surely give him a befitting burial whilst the SLPP will treat his corpse with disregard.

 

After his statement hundreds of those present during the meeting spoke with one voice praising the old man whom they said was very kind to them.

 

Pa Fombo is a philanthropist whose contributions have been very enormous. With news doing the rounds about his defection to the APC, SLPP bigwigs like John Oponjo Benjamin, Jacob Jusu Saffa, Dr. Sama Banya and others were reported to have been in a state of dilemma and were planning to take a trip to Jendema to plead with the old man to reverse his decision.

 

What has become a worrisome situation for the SLPP was when they later learnt that one of Pa Zombos sons, Mathew Mohamed Zombo, a former SLPP Parliamentary aspirant has joined his father to defect to the APC.

 

The question residents in Jendema ask now is what will the SLPP be able to say to convince the old man who has already publicly declared for the APC?


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