Ahead of the party’s forthcoming National Delegates Conference (NDC) to elect new national administrative officers, a good number of aspirants in the All People’s Congress (APC) are crisscrossing the country declaring their intentions to vie for various national executive positions.

APC Acting National Publicity Secretary, Sidi Yayah Tunis, said the party secretariat receives members daily expressing their interest to contest for the positions of presidential flagbearer, chairman, leader, secretary general, youth leader, publicity and organizing secretaries, etc.

Three persons have declared for the presidential candidate position – Dr. Samura Kamara, Ansumana U. Koroma in Australia, and Susan Bona in the United States of America. Others are yet to come public as the wait for the secretariate to publish criteria and rules and regulations for the different positions.

Ambassador Foday Yansaneh has shown interest in retaining the national secretary general position, with three others expressing their intention to challenge him.

Under the new constitution, the positions of chairman and leader have been split. Whether the incumbent Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma will vie is yet unknown. Should he decide to run, he will be challenged by the likes of Hon. Ibrahim Bundu, Hon. Mohamed Bangura, Dauda Tombo Bangura, with others yet to show up.

Tunde Scott is among those wanting to vie for the youth leader, with Lansana Fadika, Bai Mamoud Bangura and Mohamed Sesay having declared for national organizing secretary.

According to The Exclusive Newspaper, Sidi Yayah Tunis is expected to go unopposed whilst the current women’s leader Elizabeth Mans would have to battle it out with several challengers including the Freetown City Mayor Yvonne Aki-Sawyer, among others.