Mrs. Doris Bright leads delegation to New York convention
Historic Election Victories in Sierra Leone Reinforcing the SLPP rule in Texas: Mrs. Doris Bright leads delegation to New York convention
November 5, 2018: Dallas, Texas. The North American branch of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP-NA) held a convention in New York, in what was becoming the most exciting political-convention season in decades. Twenty-five members of the party including the Texas chairlady, Mrs. Doris Bright, arrived from Dallas to participate in the festivities. (Photo: SLPP Dallas at New York convention)
Many have characterized this election as altering the political landscape of the party in North America, given that two brothers, Mr. Joseph Macarthy and Daniel Macarthy clinched the positions of Assistance Organizing Secretary and Chief Whip respectively. This only served to imbue the historical magnitude of the occasion. Mr. Amadu Amara, of whom was elected as the vice chairman, and Ms. Annmarie Williams as the Secretary General for the women’s wing.
Confidence in delegation and leadership of the SLPP Dallas chapter, Mrs. Doris Bright admirably lead the twenty-five-man brigade from her chapter to partake in the convention. It was a momentous occasion that eclipsed the March general elections back home this year.
The noticeable shifting balance of powers in the SLPP-NA during these elections, furthered the political agenda of electing a popular Fullah tribe person, Mr. Mohamed Bah for the first time to head the branch. The victory of this movie star Mr. Bah of Houston Texas, who won the chairmanship in a landslide victory to lead the North American branch for the next two years, was cemented by his large following and massive fan base of Texas member supporters. Evidently, many favored him for the chairmanship position.
Sources says that, the predominantly Mende membership in SLPP North America voted for Mohamed Bah against their Mende brother to avoid been castigated as tribalism. It is in their agenda to avoid tribalism which is at the heart of much of Sierra Leone’s nightmare in the moment, one convention voter asserted.
Another observer of the convention also noted that the results of the SLPP-NA election served in substantiating the continuation of prevailing political ideologies and their victories from the March 2018 general elections for the country’s presidency in the homeland.
By the end of 2018, the triumphs of the Dallas chapter of the Sierra Leone People’s Party in North America had become more decisive than any previous election since the election of Sierra Leone’s own, President Bio in April 2018. Seeing four major appointments acquired by the Dallas chapter, from Chief immigration officer to Ambassadorial positions, was certainly an event heralding the dawn of a new era.
Two of the appointees, Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Solomon Gembeh and Mr. Saffa Wuya Rogers, Deputy Ambassador to China, have already rebounded to their sub-constituency, Dallas Fort Worth, to thank the community for their blessings and support.
The city of Dallas, Texas, is becoming one in the diaspora for which good fortune appears to smile upon at for any new government intending to reign in Sierra Leone. In the last administration of former president Ernest Bai Koroma, two others persons from the same city of Dallas, Mr. Sheku Tejan Koroma and Ms. Nanette Thomas also gained ministerial positions.
As a resident of the Dallas metropolitan area, and a member of the Sierra Leone diaspora, it does my heart proud to bask in the glow of the successes and accomplishments of fellow associates of the aforementioned groups.
By Ishmael Sesay
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