Concord Times (Freetown)

2 August 2010

Sierra Leone: Alpha Timbo Kicks-Off U.S. Tour

Freetown — Former minister of labour and industrial relations in the erstwhile Sierra Leone People's Party last week arrived in the United States through the Dulles International Airport, where he was warmly welcomed by the NATIONAL CAUCUS FOR ALPHA O. TIMBO - U.S.A.

The group was founded by prominent Sierra Leoneans, who firmly believe that Alpha O. Timbo is the most formidable from a stream of well-qualified aspirants for the flag bearer position of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party.

The members of the group decided to toe the line with Hon. Timbo because they share his inner core beliefs as so eloquently stated by the National Urban League of America, that "Every man is our brother, and every man's burden is our own. Where poverty exists, all are poorer. Where hate flourishes, all are corrupted. Where injustice reigns, all are unequal."

True to his beliefs upon arrival at the Dulles Airport, Mr. Timbo helped two Sierra Leoneans who encountered some problems with Customs and Immigration, one of them was Madam Marie Kargbo, who couldn't communicate in English. He stayed with them for over two hours until they were cleared. For a moment the welcoming team was in a panicky state as to what caused the delay for the progressive strong man to go through immigration and customs. Little did they know that he was performing his duties as an aspiring leader of his people.

The relatives of the aforesaid people were very much elated thus joining the welcoming team of A.O.T. including some highly impressed Americans. Hon. Timbo will be in the U.S.A. for two weeks. During this time he will address some Sierra Leone organizations, labor groups and the SLPP-NA convention in California next week.

Meanwhile, the attention of the National Caucus for Hon. Alpha O. Timbo - U.S.A. has been drawn by the TEGLOMA FEDERATION that he will not be a special guest at their Saturday July 31st inaugural event in North Carolina, as reported in the July 26th Awareness Times publication since it is a non-political and not for profit organization but can participate as any other Sierra Leonean.

Editor's note: Alpha Timbo is one of the contestants for the Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) flagbearer position.

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