The question of whether the Mayor of Freetown Yvonne, Aki-Sawyerr is re-contesting for the position of Mayor or will be chosen by her party as their Presidential Running Mate in the 2023 elections, is everywhere.

The mayor on different occasions has been talking about her interest to re-contest for the position.

Others are speculating that she will be chosen as the presidential running mate for the main opposition, the All People’s Congress (APC) party.

Rumors making rounds are that the APC party wants to use a female politician to gain more votes against the incumbent, Julius Maada Bio in the June 2023 election. There are growing calls for women’s representation in the country’s decision-making.

Aki-Sawyerr has served as Mayor of Freetown, since 2018, and has made tremendous efforts in bringing development to the people of Freetown and the APC wants to use her as an advantage against the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP).