SLPP fails to steal winner of Bonthe Councillor seat from APC


How much politics has become polarized and tribalized under the tribalistic government of President Maada Bio and the Sierra Leone People’s Party  ! !

Two weeks ago, the ruling SLPP  suffered an unbelievable and devastating blow when the opposition All People’s Congress ( APC) WON A BYE-ELECTION  right in the hometown of President Bio—Bonthe– where Councilor Daddy Avondor  stunningly won the  Ward 308, Constituency 089, Bonthe District seat . It was a blow that even SLPP  fanatics agreed demonstrated that the SLPP SHOULD NOT HAVE SUFFERED if things had not started falling apart for the SLPP  too early in the reign of President Bio. It clearly meant that the SLPP,  less than 100 days after coming to power, had started losing goodwill in their biggest stronghold, the hometown of President Bio . Some people attributed the defeat to disgruntlement within the SLPP  already with Bio’s politics and his recent sudden dismissal of Attorney General, Charles Margai , who also hails from Bonthe.


While the SLPP  licked their wounds and the APC  jubiliated their sudden resurgence in Bio’s home, news started circulating in the social media that Mr. Avondor had switched over to the SLPP.  The APC swiftly issued a press release denying that the councilor had defected to the SLPP. Shortly after that , however, Avondor was seen on AY TV  seeming to indicate that he had indeed defected to the SLPP.  The SLPP Chairman, Dr. Prince Harding was later seen in the same TV  news clip welcoming Avondor back to the SLPP. Then later, President Bio was seen posing in a photo with Avondor in a State House news report claiming that he had joined the SLPP.  This morning, the very SLPP  supporter, Ecklass Sannoh, who reported the defection last night , had this to report :

“I am not SLPP and Did not Apply For a Party Symbol” APC Councillor in Bonthe

APC newly elected Councilor of Ward 308, Constituency 089, Bonthe District, Southern Sierra Leone, Councilor Daddy Avondor has denied joining the ruling SLPP party.
Yesterday, Councillor Avonder declared for the SLPP in the presence of journalists and party supporters at the party’s headquarters in Freetown and the news went viral.
He has denied pitching tent with the SLPP, “I will never join SLPP and I am still APC. ”
He made this denial today, whilst speaking to radio Democracy FM 98.1.

Sannoh had reported last night :

News In
APC Newly Elected Councilor Resigned
The newly elected APC Councilor for Ward 308, Constituency 089, Bonthe District, Southern Sierra Leone, Councilor Daddy Avondor has just joined the ruling SLPP after resigning from the main opposition APC.

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APC Councillor in Bonthe explains why he returns to SLPP.

By: Mohamed Massaquoi(Mass)

Daddy Avondor, who recently won the elections as a councilor in Bonthe district, southern Sierra Leone, has said that he contested as candidate for the opposition All Peoples Congress (APC) in protest.

The young popular politician, who could not secure the symbol of his party to contest the local council elections told the gathering, who had come to welcome him back at the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) headquarters on Wallace Johnson Street in Freetown, that he and his entire family had always been die-hard supporters of SLPP.

“The only reason I opted for the APC symbol was to enable me contest the election at all cost, having tried to get the SLPP symbol on three consecutive occasions without success,” he said.

Avondor, who doubles as the Bonthe District Artist Union Chairman, added that with support from the union he was able to actualise his dream of serving his people, but noted that his people had now called on him to come back home to his party.

“I am heeding their calls and advice. They voted me in not because of APC but because I was popular. This is the reason behind my returning today to the SLPP. I am a small-scale businessman and I have always offered myself to serve my people,” he said, adding that his people and union members voted him into office because they always knew that he would seek their interest.

He said now that he had won, they had come back to ask him to re-join his original party, the SLPP, stating that he had no option but to answer their calls.

“I am back to the SLPP not because of personal gains but because that is where my people want me to be and I will do my best to ensure that the new direction succeeds in my small community,” he ended.

After his comeback ceremony at the party office, Avondor pleaded with the party leadership to let him see His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio, whom he described as one of them.

At State House, he was briefly received by the president in his capacity as leader of the party and a native of Bonthe where Avondor had come from.

President Bio thanked the young man for the brave move, stating that as political leaders they should, at all times, be ready to listen to their people who voted them in office. He said politics sometimes take different tones and some come with surprises. He welcomed him back to his original and wished him the best in his future career.

The declaration now means that the SLPP has all the councillor seats in the district leaving the APC with none.

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Says He Never Joined The SLPP But Pledged His Support to Work With The Government.

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Ibrahim Sorie Martial Conteh
Ibrahim Sorie Martial Conteh SLPP nor get shame bo. Prices jus dae go up b4 den focus pa dat den Sidon dae focus pa councilor seat. Halaki na sor

Fayia Amara Fayia D boy don disgrace dem

 Etienne A. Dupigny Tnx 4 d message big bro
Melvin Lahai
Melvin Lahai Ibrahim Sorie Martial Conteh, you are very unfortunate to make such a statement like that. SLPP nor get shame,Are nor know wetin you go talk APC. Your so called APC government is the worst government in history
Fayia Amara Fayia

Fayia Amara Fayia This Councilor guy is not reliable n mature . Sadly SLPP needs him badly that they want to do anything on Earth to have him



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Andrew Pandah
Andrew Pandah True bRO
Favour Saudatu Sanu

Favour Saudatu Sanu Well na dat Mek e disgrace dem publicly

Wilfred Leeroy Kabs-kanu
Melvin Lahai Fayia Amara Fayia, you are always out of context in a political discourse
Santigie Bai Kanu
Santigie Bai Kanu Simply put my brother, this is a shameful act of political manipulation which has further disgraced the SLPP to the public.
The said councilor disclaimed the SLPP declaration publicly. Too embarrassing.

Wilfred Leeroy Kabs-kanu
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Kadija Barrie

Kadija Barrie Bo how salone don turn now ba, we nor dae even think but how salone for go before



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Fayia Amara Fayia
Fayia Amara Fayia Den say na di politician dem cause am…but we responsible

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Etienne A. Dupigny
Etienne A. Dupigny Selfishness n greed
Nelson Fuad Ahmed

Nelson Fuad Ahmed I’m afraid for this young man. He is at a crisscrossed road at present. Reputation and integrity are something u don’t joke with. He must be firm in whatever he chooses to do.



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Fayia Amara Fayia
Fayia Amara Fayia He has messed up big


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Wilfred Leeroy Kabs-kanu

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Henry Karimu Mattia

Henry Karimu Mattia How na force for declaration ba. De man say na support e gi for work with d slpp government full stop



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Christopher Samai

Christopher Samai Not a serious guy



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Fayia Amara Fayia
Fayia Amara Fayia The guy has messed up big time. I don’t know if he is aware that all those things he is saying at different quarters r recorded, some video .


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Fayia Amara Fayia
Fayia Amara Fayia Yeeh ,looking at it on d other hand. He even claimed his wife has been assaulted n intimidated with nothing done by d police. His family must b going through difficulties


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