Mohamed Gento Kamara, a businessman turned politician has completed his nomination process as the Sierra Leone People’s Party Mayoral candidate for the city of Freetown, Sierra Leone, in the June 24th 2023 elections.
Kamara submitted his papers to the National Electoral Commission (NEC) on Friday 28th April, 2023, escorted by his wife and welcomed by well wishers.
Gento was nominated by the leader of the Sierra Leone people’s party himself who happens to be the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone Julius Maada Bio as a first step of the nomination, with the second step being the submission of documents.
The nomination process requires candidates to submit a number of documents, including their nomination forms filled in and signed, as well as their party nomination, national identification documents and police clearance.
After completing the nomination process, Kamara expressed his gratitude to his supporters and well-wishers. “I am humbled by the support I have received, and I promise to work hard to make Freetown a better place for all citizens,” he said.
Kamara’s campaign aims to address some of the most pressing issues facing Freetown, such as poor infrastructure, sewage and garbage disposal, as well as unemployment, promising to attract more investment to these areas.
There is a palpable sense of excitement and anticipation around Kamara’s candidacy, as many people view him as a genuine candidate who has an excellent track record in business and community work. His business ventures have created employment opportunities for many people in Freetown, and his philanthropic work has touched the lives of many Sierra Leoneans.
As the date for the general elections approaches, it is becoming increasingly clear that Gento Kamara is a candidate to watch in the race for the mayoralty of Freetown.
Gento Kamara also revealed Rev. Samuel Babatunde Thomas as his Deputy. Mr. Thomas is a krio and a christian, thereby evening out his ticket and appealing to the krio community, known as the largest voter base in Freetown.