Leone Stars superstar Kei Kamara took to Twitter to speak about the current election in his home country.
The striker, currently playing in the MLS for the Vancouver Whitecaps, shared a video on the Social media platform, where he spoke about the elections on March the 7th.
In his speech, the ex-Norwich City player stated:
“Hello mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, and families in Sierra Leone. I’ve been planning to send a message to you as the election is here now, but I haven’t be able to put my words together, because I know we all understand that this is the most important election in Sierra Leone’s history.”
“So, since I don’t have a lot of words to say, I just want to cast my vote before everyone here today. Say, I Kei Kamara, born Sierra Leonean, vote for a peaceful election. God bless Sierra Leone and God bless everyone.”
It is the first time since Sierra Leone gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1961 that a political party other than the two dominant forces, the All People’s Congress (APC) party and the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), has a chance of winning.
Campaigning has been marred by violence, and this gesture by a unifying figure, Kei Kamara, is an attempt to pacify the population prior to the voting on Wednesday.
On a personal note, Kamara got off to a flying start for the Whitecaps, heading home on his debut against Canadian rivals Montréal Impact.