Following the quitting of former United Nations’ strongman and Presidential Aspirant of the main opposition, Sierra Leone People Party (SLPP) Kandeh Yumkellah, more factions have emerged in the party.
This time around the factions that have fractionalized the SLPP is for the Chairman of the party which is to be contested between the current Vice Chairman of the Party, Dr. Prince Harding and a seasoned academic, Dr. Morrie Manyeh.
The battle has seen the front runner of the SLPP Presidential Aspirant, Julius Maada Bio’s wife Fatima Bio supporting Prince Harding as against Morrie Manyeh to the point that supporters of the latter are finding it very difficult to go to the party office.
This has no doubt caused problems between Julius Maada Bio and some of his loyalists including, Dr. Abass Bundu, Kanja Sesay and others having problems because of the apparent wedge that has been planted between Bio and his friends by Mrs. Bio.
Surprisingly, Fatima Bio and the wife of Prince Harding, Ann Marie Harding are allegedly the orchestrators of the problem in the party which has angered some of the loyalists of Bio.
Also the two leaders have become delegates in the party together with their organization called Heritage while loyal organisations have not been given any delegate status.
An unconfirmed statement by Bio states, “I a m therefore most disturbed to read the unsavory and unwarranted comment and innuendoes written about them (Abass Bundu, Kanja Sesay, Hon Rado Yokie Kabineh Kallon and Abdulai Sesay).”
However efforts to get the side of Bio’s Communication Team proved futile.