Sierra Leone’s governing party – the Sierra Leone People’s Party has nominated a former journalist in the Northern province of Sierra Leone to bear the party’s symbol for the Makeni City mayoral position in the next month’s general election.

Amadu Kamara is a former journalist and regional manager of the African Young Voices (AYV) and has been selected by the SLPP to contest for the Mayorship of the Northern region’s most populous city.

Kamara spent twelve years in active journalism and has contributed to the development of not only the media.

His joining the SLPP left the public with mixed feelings.

Regarded as one of the popular media practitioners in the Northern region for years, Kamara will face Abu Bakarr Lamtales, another widely celebrated politician in Makeni City from the main opposition party- All Peoples Congress.

In most of his online campaign messages, Amadu promised to fix Makeni and make it a city to be proud of.

According to him, he’s young and capable to change the narrative of politics in the city. Amadu believes his party, the SLPP, is the only one to redeem Makeni.

But the question asked by many is whether the people of Makeni will make Amadu their Mayor.