In its quest to ensure the dawning of a new political dispensation in Bong County, after many decades of political deprivation, the Salala, Sanoyea and Fuamah (SaSaFu) organization, which represents the Lower region of the county, will conduct its primary to select a Senatorial Aspirant to contest the 2014 special election.
Known as SaSaFu General Assembly, the primary is intended for the selection of a single aspirant amongst five persons that have expressed their interest in contesting the ensuing October 2014 Senatorial election. The winner will be the choice of Lower Bong County.
Disclosing the calendar of events of the planned primary at a general meeting in Monrovia on Saturday April 12, the chairman of the local Election Commission, John K. Sackie, said this event is to serve as a turning point in the political life of the county.
Mr. Sackie noted that 200 delegates are expected to participate in each of the primaries in the three districts. The delegates will, however, be totaling 600. The primary will be held from 23-26 of April, 2014.
The delegates will comprise the District Coordinators, Paramount Chiefs, Clan Coordinators, town chiefs, youth leaders, transport union representative, head of women and youth group, representatives of farmer union and others.
Five delegates from each of the districts residing in Monrovia will also take part in the primary.
Mr. Sackie said five candidates have been qualified to contest the primary. Of these, two are from Salala district, two from Fuamah and one from Sanoyea district.
SaSaFu, according to its Secretary General, Yarkpai Keller, intends to bring about a new political dispensation in the country with an “Eagle Eye” set on the ensuing Senatorial election this year.
He said that Lower Bong County citizens have been very vocal and critical in recent times about the concentration of the county the Upper region from time immemorial (before the time anyone remembers) and the situation is on the verge of being change.
“We have over the years been politically deprived of representation which has denied us the needed development that would help improve our region and our livelihood.”
“But this will soon change as we are galvanizing support in a politically unified way, to ensure that the tide changes and power is transferred to where it ought to be,” SG Keller said.
This objective gave birth to what is now known as the Salala, Sanoyea and Fuamah (SaSaFu) organization; a political mechanism that seeks to ensure the welfare of the region by means of proper representation through a well-coordinated process.
“But this will soon change as we are galvanizing support in a more politically unified way to ensure that the tide changes and power is transfer,” SG Keller said.
This objective gave birth to what is now known as the Salala, Sanoyea and Fuamah (SaSaFu) Inc., Lower Bong Organization. This organization, which is a developmental mechanism, seeks to ensure the welfare of the three districts by means of proper representation through a well-coordinated process.
He told the press that the Calendar of events of the program includes, arrival of the participants in Salala, Bong County on April 25. Another important agenda on the calendar is the declaration of the winner and petitioning of the winner on the next day.