Aug 13, 2012, 11:42 AM
The ruling Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) regional youth mobiliser for the Central River Region has spoken with optimism ahead of the forthcoming Local Government elections, stressing that his region has put everything in place to secure a landslide victory for the APRC party.
Alagie Omar Mambureh was speaking in an interview with this correspondent in the Central River Region South.
“Everything is in place as far as the local government election is concerned and, as usual, we will sweep the polls comfortably,” he stated.
According to Mambureh, APRC top brass including cabinet ministers recently concluded a countrywide tour to discuss and sensitize the electorate on some of the modalities in place for a successful conduct of local government election.
“Advice was given on the processes, and already selection has been done in all the twenty-two wards in CRR, and the application forms have now been forwarded to the relevant authorities for final selection, which we are all waiting for,” he added.
The political situation in the region, he stated, is stable and “we don’t have political threats from the opposition, but the threat we have is the fragmentation of APRC militants because of position-seeking .”
Noting that even though other opposition parties will not take part in the election, Mambureh said they (the opposition) would support any independent candidate against the APRC candidates.
“I think this is a problem that needs to be looked into critically because not all those who applied under APRC ticket can be endorsed at the same time; it has to be one by one and, besides, they should have faith,” he stated.
He further stated that even though there will be some independent candidates, as there are still factions in Jangjangbureh, they are optimistic that the APRC will register a landslide victory.
He used the opportunity to call on APRC militants and supporters to look up to the party leader, whom he described as a visionary leader, and forget about their differences and rally behind the APRC.