‘Krio Boy’ Wins APC Mayoral Symbol
The prolonged battle for the ruling All People’s Congress (APC) ticket to run for the position of mayor of the Freetown municipality safely concluded yesterday with councilor Borde Gibson, a Creole by tribe, emerging winner with 106 votes of a total of 214 votes cast. defeating Acting Mayor Alhaji Gibril Kanu who turned in with 56 votes.
Borde, as he is popularly called, has served as Development Committee Chairman and lately as Acting Deputy Mayor in the council.
The contest had not been an easy one as the presumption of many people was that the office of the Freetown was reserved for the Creoles whereas Acting Mayor Kanu had challenged that Freetown is a metropolitan city and every tribe in Sierra Leone stood a chance to contest for that position.
Bode could not speak to journalists after his victory was announced as jubilant supporters mobbed him and chanted ‘no run-off.’
The two journalists in the race for the symbol Theo Nicol and Victor Ojukutu-Maculey, pulled 35 and 2 votes respectively.
Bishop Christian Cole who was so boisterous during the campaign for symbol got a surprised 2 votes while Haja Maddy the only female contender had only one vote.
The main opposition SLPP is yet to name their contestant for the position so it is not known who Borde Gibson will be dueling with on Election Day.
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