The astute and dynamic engineer, David Patrick Cole, a humble candidate, who intends to vie for the position of Western Area Regional Chairman of the Sierra Leone people’s Party (SLPP), has vowed to win the whole of the Western Area for the SLPP in the next Presidential and Parliamentary elections (2023) if he is elected Chairman of the Western Area Region – SLPP. His supporters are calling on delegates of the SLPP to vote for him, as he is a new kid on the block who can deliver the goods if given the opportunity.
But who really is Engineer Patrick David Cole? Patrick David Cole is a born Freetonian with humble beginnings at Leicester Village in the Mountain Rural District, with his father, Mr. Cole, and mother, Mrs. Victoria Cole. He attended a public primary school in Gloucester, and later proceeded to the Albert Academy (AA) in Freetown. He later moved to Fourah Bay College, emerging with a First Class degree in Civil Engineering, and later gained his Masters Degree respectively. Ing Patrick David Cole is a Professional Civil Engineer with several professional and international Certificates. Ing Patrick David Cole is a household name within the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), with a proven track record geared towards being the fittest for the position of Western Area Regional Chairman.
He has the political and technocratic experience to mobilize support bases of both young and old to raise the profile of the SLPP party within the Western Area. He has innate potentials, coupled with available human resource capacities, to put the Western Area under the control of the SLPP Party. This, he has demonstrated in his proven ability of empowering ordinary people to become champions of their communities, instead of hand-out victims of circumstances.
Ing Patrick David Cole is very much strategic in his approach to national politics, and he is very passionate about unifying and consolidating the Western Area supporters with a solid foundation for the Sierra Leone People’s Party to regain former and build new support bases within that axis. He joined the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) in 1997 and has served in different capacities with over 22 years’ experience in National Politics to positively influence support for the SLPP Party within the Western Area.
Ing Patrick David Cole contested in the Parliamentary Elections in 2007 within Consistency 092 and did remarkably well, though he narrowly lost the elections. Mrs. Victoria Cole, mother of Ing Patrick Cole, served the Sierra Leone Peoples’ Party (SLPP) as Constituency 092 Chairlady from 1996 to 2008. During her tenure of service, she contributed immensely towards the elections in 1997, 2002, and 2007 subsequently.
However Ing Patrick Cole also helped to establish the SLPP foot prints in the Western Mountain District and spent personal resources to promote a strong foundation for the SLPP. He has helped to create employment for over 200 youths, as the MD of CL Group LTD, in a bid to advance the job creation vision of His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio’s New Direction. Ing Patrick Cole has been working assiduously to train young people within the Western Area Region in-readiness for employment.
He has worked as a Consultant for Plan International Sierra Leone, UNFPA, and several other Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies. He has worked and implemented several projects. Ing Patrick Cole has attained high national & international accolades in project development and project management.
In his capacity as Young Generation Leader in Constituency 092 at the time, he promoted the interests of young people in the Western Mountain District. As MD of CL GROUP LTD, he designed and constructed the Kerry Town Ebola Treatment Center, designed the King Harman Road and Rokupa Government Hospital and the Kenema School of Midwifery.
Ing Patrick Cole is by no doubt the right man for the position of Western Area Regional Chairman. He is an extrovert whose brilliance can be beneficial to all residents of Freetown and beyond. Ing Patrick Cole is extremely energetic, outspoken and has the capability of coordinating people in the Western Area, under difficult and challenging circumstances, to produce quality results during opposition and in governance. He is a God-fearing man, and above all, loves all people, regardless of their various regional, political and religious proclivities.
Patrick is calling on all regional delegates within the Western Area to vote diligently or wisely for him in the upcoming Regional Executive Elections as the Western Area Regional Chairman