Hundreds of supporters of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party on Friday 21st August gave a heroic welcome to Lawyer Alpha Timbo to the Northern city of Makeni. The SLPP man was away in the United States of America for almost two months.

Mr. Timbo, one of the flag bearer contenders was invited to Makeni by his support group known as Friends of Alpha Timbo.

Clad in their party colours and displaying banners, the supporters were drawn from every section of Makeni as they sang and danced at their party office in the Northern city.

Addressing supporters at the SLPP Regional Office in Makeni, Lawyer Timbo told the mammoth crowd that he was in Makeni at their invitation but was quick to remind all of the sad Ebola chapter in the history of the country which he said resulted to the loss of so many precious lives. He commended the people of Makeni for working hard to eradicate the Ebola virus from the district and admonished all to continue to observe measures that will forestall further outbreak.

Lamenting on the state of unemployment in the country, the opposition flagbearer hopeful said he was amazed that the governing APC government has done very little to deliver on its promise and vowed to change the status quo if he becomes President.

“Under my leadership, I will provide youth the opportunity to realize the benefit of their potential”, he said.

He told his supporters that he was the fittest man among all other contenders to take the SLPP to State House because of his dedication and commitment to the cause of the party.

Lawyer Timbo said the SLPP was in dire need of unity and called all supporters to embrace peace in their march to State House.

The opposition flagbearer contender is due to undertake a tour of Europe early September after which he will officially launch his campaign, most probably in Makeni.