Sam Franklyn Gibson

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Franklyn Bode Gibson
Mayor of Freetown
Assumed office
December 20, 2012
Preceded by Gibril Kanu
Member of the Freetown City Council
In office
Personal details
Born Sam Franklyn Gibson
(1952-10-15) 15 October 1952 (age 64)
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Nationality Sierra Leonean
Political party All People's Congress (APC)
Residence Freetown, Sierra Leone
Alma mater Fourah Bay College
Profession Teacher
Religion Christianity

Sam Franklyn Gibson commonly known as Bode Gibson (born October 15, 1952[1]) is a Sierra Leonean politician who has been Mayor of Freetown since 2012. He is a veteran politician and a prominent member of the ruling All People's Congress (APC).

Before he was elected as Mayor of Freetown, Bode Gibson served as an elected councillor in the Freetown City Council municipality, representing Wilberforce.[2][3] He is a teacher by profession.

In the 2012 Local Councils elections, Bode Gibson was elected as Mayor of Freetown with 68.56% of the vote, defeating his main opponent Abraham Sesay-Jones of the Sierra Leone People's Party, who took 28.75%.[4][5][6] He was sworn in as the Mayor of Freetown on December 20, 2012. His inauguration ceremony as Mayor of Freetown was attended by some senior Sierra Leonean politicians, including President Ernest Bai Koroma.


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