Former Presidential candidate and member of parliament for the National Grand Coalition Party, Dr. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella (KKY) seemed to be on the verge of re-joining the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) with months to elections.

This assumption by locals at home and abroad surfaced after a series of audio messages and comments flooded social media, late yesterday evening and this morning.

In one of the audios, the former UNIDO boss was angry about the conduct of some NGC party members, who were alarmed by a couple of recent meetings he had with President Bio.

The parliamentary leader for the NGC expressed his frustration, calling on some party members to focus on their party with months to elections.

“I will do what I must to unify this nation,” Dr. Yumkella affirmed in one of the audios. He added that he will continue to have discussions with the president without any regrets.

The NGC parliamentarian frowned at members of his party who called him a sell-out’ because of his recent relationship with the president.

He added that his commitment to the country is paramount and that his rapport with leaders of the country is not strange while reminiscing on the good relationship he had with erstwhile President, Ernest Bai Koroma.

He also recalled his time with the junta government of Captain Valentine Strasser in the 90s and how he retired without coercion from anyone.

Dr. Yumkella furthered that he will continue to focus on arranging his party’s lower-level election and affirmed that his future has already been ordained by the Almighty, after his final months as a parliamentarian, representing Samu Chiefdom, Kambia District.

“I fear nothing and let Thy will be done,” he stressed while focusing on his future as a politician.

Dr. Yumkella contested the 2018 elections under the ticket of the NGC party. He was ticked favorite by many intellectuals and Sierra Leoneans in the diaspora but was only able to poll just above 43,000 votes finishing third by the All People’s Congress (APC) and the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP).

He was a member of the SLPP before he left after a power struggle between him and the now president of the country, Julius Maada Bio.

Recently, the NGC leader has been seen in some public places with the President who he was estranged while a member of the SLPP.

His amicable relationship with the president has been seen by many to be a political pre-match formality for rekindling with the SLPP again.