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Kei Kamara calls for a “peaceful election” in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone star Kei Kamara took to Social Media to issue a plea for "peaceful elections" ahead of voting in Sierra Leone this Wednesday.

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.


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