𝐀𝐥𝐩𝐡𝐚 𝐊𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐕𝐨𝐰𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐅𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐲 𝐒𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐋𝐏𝐏
The Former Minister of Information and Communications under the then All Peoples Congress Party (APC) Hon Alpha Khan and hundreds of other APC supporters have declared their support for the ruling Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP).
The declaration ceremony was done during the Presidential Thank You Tour in Port Loko Township on Friday, 28th April 2023.
Hon Khan expressed his thanks and appreciation to the President and the SLPP Party for coming to his rescue when he was neglected by his own APC, a party he served for about 60 years. “I defected due to the fact that my comrades in the APC dumped me, I was fortunate to be rescued by President Bio. So , I can not reinvent an umbrella when I can afford to buy one, “he said.
Recounting the develoment gains made by the President Bio led government had done for the people of Port Loko District, Hon Khan admitted that President Bio has constructed a brand new Ultra-Modern International Freetown International Airport, Hospitals, construct Major Bridges, provide electricity for rural communities in many chiefdoms, constructs the first ever girls secondary school in Port Loko, over 1,000 teachers were given pin codes and additional class rooms were constructed in most of the schools within the district.
He assured the President and the SLPP government of his determinations to ensure that the June 24 elections is won on the first ballot. He appeals to all members of the ‘Apprentice Movement’ to join the SLPP train and vote in President Bio come June 2023 general elections.
Receiving Hon Alpha Khan, former MPs, Mayor’s and Councilors and addressing the people of Port Loko District, the President, who doubles as the Leader of the SLPP, described the defection of Hon Alpha Khan and the others as a good decision, because Alpha Khan was in a strange land where his value were not recognized.
The President admitted that Alpha Khan would have been better utilized if he was in the SLPP; nonetheless, he will be an asset to the SLPP in bringing development projects to the people of Port Loko District.
He officially welcomed all declarants to the SLPP and wished them the best in the party as he appealed to members of the SLPP party to accept and accommodate them as one SLPP family.
Strategic Communications Division
Office of The First Lady.