From the courtroom to mainstream politics, it is evident that Sierra Leone has been blessed with a new face emerging into our body politics. It’s a meet with the Odugu!! For the first time since taking up the mantle of the APC party leadership, Alfred Peter Conteh: APC’s revered Chairman storms East End of Freetown gracing an august gathering of grassroots-based supporters of the All People’s Congress Party. It was a stampede, as grassroots supporters mish-mashing their way to the hall, old women spreading along the way their lappas on the ground, young men beating the drums to a shaken wall, while the “Matormas” secured the way with spiritual incantations, the Odugu was welcomed with the traditional songs of a red carpet.

The storms of a hopeful 2023 can be seen clearly from the scenes of Wellington. Even those who have been claiming to have the grassroots support were left with mouth wondering question, is this real? A new face has emerged, and the body politics of the All People’s Congress Party has been revitalized to engage more in peaceful dialogue with government institutions as a responsible opposition than the I don’t care attitude of the former days. During September 18th 2022 August gathering, the message to the APC has been made clear and simple
“The fight to redeem the APC party is one that primarily focuses on creating a level playing field where the best man wins through the people’s voice. It is a Congress for the people, it is the only Congress we have, so let’s make the best out of it to ensure we retain the ideology and philosophies of this congress. We are the All People’s Congress Party, not the same people’s Congress, so let’s make our Congress attractive again to the common man.” Alfred Peter of Conteh, Chairman Of The All People’s Congress Party asserts.

What has become of the said meeting from the scenes in Wellington; East End Part of the Freetown, one would argue that the All People’s Congress Party has found a leader in him. Many onlookers were anxiously asking: is Alfred Peter Conteh APC’s best to take on Maada Bio in 2023?. The answer to this could be referenced to this scene of what came out of Wellington Community Centre.