One of Sierra Leone’s opposition party, National Grand Coalition resolved to work with “Progressive Alliance” with the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party after hit of a breakdown surfaced last week.
The party, on Monday, said they held their first post-election National Executive Conference themed on rebranding and building on a prosperous nation through progressive alliance.
“Collaborating with President Bio and the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) government through the Strategic Progressive Alliance demonstrates a commitment to working together for the betterment of the country,” Alhaji K. Tarawally, former NGC Parliamentary Candidate said.
The party’s leader, Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella was also in attendance for the conference.
Alliance between the NGC and SLPP was suspected to on the fringes of collapse after the Acting Party Chairman, Jesmed Suma said the ruling party is yet to meet their expectations.
Some senior members of the party including then Chairman Dennis Bright, Alan Luke and Nyamacoro Silla resigned from the party weeks to the June 2023 elections. They said the reason for their resignation was due to party’s change of trajectory.
The NGC party campaigned strongly against governance system of both the All People’s Congress (APC) and the SLPP in the 2018 elections. The party was able to woo thousands of neutral with that message but an alliance with the SLPP saw many dumping their support for NGC.
NGC performed poorly in the 2023 elections and failed to secure a single seat in parliament unlike the 2018 General Elections.