Special Adviser on Presidential Affairs, Alhaji Alpha Kanu has stated his intention to join the leadership race in the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC).
Alpha Kanu, in an exclusive Radio interview, said he was determined to lead the APC to another electoral victory in the 2018 presidential election and to succeed President Ernest Bai Koroma, adding that the latter needed to handover to a competent Sierra Leonean who can unify the old and younger generations of party.
The ruling APC is putting their house in order to organise their delegates conference, reportedly slated for next year, ahead of the 2018 presidential, parliamentary and Local Council elections.
A lot of prominent individuals have declared their intension to become leader and chairman of the APC and to replace President Ernest Bai Koroma.
The former Minister of Information and Communication is reported to have been holding meetings with APC stakeholders in his home town of Port Loko and other places in the country where the APC has gained a foothold over the past seven years.
Alpha Kanu described himself as an apprentice under President Koroma who has been trained for the Presidential position in 2018. “I just stated that I am an apprentice. The Leader and President Knows that He has an apprentice which He has trained all the years, It is me or will you show me another one?”, Kanu said in the exclusive interview.
Kanu said He is best fit for the Job adding that He knows the hooks and crooks of the Presidency having served under President Koroma since 2009.
“President Koroma is the driver and when He is going, I want him to give the steering to the apprentice. If the people of sierra Leone agree, Fine, I will hold them to Glory just like the President Koroma did.”
“I have learnt a lot of leadership sills from President Koroma and I am ready and euuiped enough for the Presidency”, the APC spokesman said.
Asked if the ruling All People’s Congress will give him the Flag-bearer position, Alpha Kanu boasted that He doesn’t go into a battle where He would loose. He added that He has done his underground work properly and He is confident that He will emerge the Party’s flag-bearer.
Questioned on qualities he posses to emerge Flag-bearer of the APC, Kanu mentioned sincerity, loyal to the party, longevity of service to the Party, Commitment to the Party adding his Academic qualifications as a mining engineer and his Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in geophysics.