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Who is who in APC diaspora delegation

18 August 2016 at 02:47 | 2292 views

A twelve-man APC high powered delegation selected and mandated by His Excellency the President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma , Chairman and Leader of the All Peoples Congress Party has just concluded a successful tour of the APC Diaspora in the UK , Germany , Belgium , Holland , Canada and the United States of America .

The full list of members of the delegation is as follows:
1. Hon. Minkailu Mansaray APC Deputy Chairman and Leader and Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources - Leader

2. Ambassador Alhaji Osman Foday Yansaneh , National Secretary General APC - Member

3. Hon. Captain Momodu Allieu Pat- Sowe , Regional Chairman , Western Area , Minister of Trade and Industry- Member

4. Hon. Leonard Balogun Koroma , APC National and International Elections Coordinator and Diaspora Coordinator- Member

5. Hon. Elizabeth Mans - President, APC Women’s Congress and Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources -

6. Hon. Bai Mahmood Bangura - President APC National Youth League , Minister of Youth Affairs - Member

7. Alhaji Mohamed Don Don Do Bangura - Acting APC National Organising Secretary - Member

8. Haja Fatmatta Binta Stevens , APC , NAC , Member

9. Comrade Sheik Sillah , APC Chairman , Bo District - Member

10. Comrade David Forna - Personal Assistant to the NSG - Member

11. Comrade Allieu Malador - Member

12. Hon. Allieu Badara Turay - Deputy Regional Secretary , Western Region

The tour started in the United Kingdom on Thursday July 14th , 2016 and ended in the United States of America on Sunday August 14 , 2016 .

The first APC Diaspora Biennial Tour started in November, 2013 and then included the UK , Germany , Holland and the USA .

The objective of the tour as envisioned by H. E. President Koroma is to make a biennial assessment tour of the APC Diaspora which is growing in leaps and bounds , address issues and concerns affecting them and to put executives in place by election or selection that would serve for three years.

The election / selection process is in conformity with the enduring December 5 , 1995 constitution of the APC party .

The conventions saw a mix of voting by the aspirants in the UK and Ireland branch , voting by the accredited delegates in Germany , elections by consultations in Holland , Belgium and Canada and voting by the 16 Chapter Presidents in the United States of America .

The Chairmen of the six diaspora branches covered are as follows:

UK/ I branch - Comrade Mustapha Koroma

Germany branch - Ahmed Salim

Holland branch - Simon Sesay

Belgium branch - Abdul K Kargbo

Canada branch - Mohamed Son Samura

USA branch - Unisa Kanu

The conventions were preceded by massive registration drives in all the branches resulting in a significant increase in the party’s diaspora branches with a corresponding increased fund raising capacity .

Since 2012, and with the appointment of a Diaspora Coordinator , the APC has inevitably catapulted itself into a truly globalized party with new branches and. chapters emerging all over the globe .

The APC Diaspora Coordinator Forums founded by the Diaspora Coordinator , Leonard Balogun Koroma have proved to be a vibrant means of communication between APC Diasporas worldwide and has galvanized the party’s growing global membership.

Having successfully completed this phase of the diaspora tour, the delegation is looking forward to embarking on phase 2 which will cover the APC African diaspora countries of Guinea , Liberia , The Gambia , Nigeria , Ghana and Addis Ababa .

Phase 3 will cover Australia , China and the official launching of APC Scandinavia covering Sweden , Norway , Denmark and Finland .

APC members in Paris (France) , Spain and Italy are also working and preparing for the official launching of their branches .

With the near conclusion of the APC Diaspora Tour and conventions , arrangements are being put in place for the holding of regional , constituency and district party conventions culminating in the national delegates convention to be held at a date , time and venue to be determined by our party chairman and leader , His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma .

Leonard Balogun Koroma
APC National and International Elections Coordinator and Diaspora Coordinator, Minister of Transport and Aviation
Monday 15th August , 2016.