From Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown

Political Party Foot Soldiers
By Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden
Apr 7, 2010, 17:26

Over the Easter Break, I found time to visit with one of my favourite people, former President Alhaji Dr. Ahmad Tejan Kabbah. His wife, Isatu Kabbah (IJK) the current Women’s Leader of the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) had just returned from a trip out of Freetown to Kambia District where she had gone with loyal party supporters to spread SLPP’s message. The SLPP loyalists on arrival looked tired, haggard and covered in dusty sweat. One thing came across to me distinctly whilst I was observing them and that was their deep commitment to SLPP.

This sincere commitment is what spurred them to leave their safe homes and travel for miles and miles with IJK to take SLPP deeper into Kambia. Whoever will emerge as SLPP flagbearer will meet the thorny passage to State House made easier for him/her as a result of these loyal foot soldiers.

IF SLPP flagbearer successfully traverses passage to State House and clinches Presidency, the most ungrateful thing would be if he/she dumps interests of these foot soldiers and concentrates on interests of his/her mother, extramarital sweetheart or brothers & sisters. SLPP, APC, PMDC Political Party Foot Soldiers, you are the OXYGEN of your respective parties; I salute you!

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