Members and supporters of the main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) party have expressed concerns as to the whereabouts of most of the party’s former flag bearer aspirants who opted for the presidential symbol in the March 2018 elections.
Some who spoke to AYV newspaper say after the announcement of the presidential election run-off result, most of the party’s former flag bearer aspirants lay dormant, leaving the daily affairs of their party in the hands of the few, especially at a moment when some APC members and supporters are alleging of political intimidation and constitutional violations from the ruling party.
“With the exceptions of Dr. Samura Mathew Wilson Kamara, Minkailu Mansaray, Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara and Dr. Kaifala Marah, where have the others gone when the party is in dire need of their presence and supports?” asked Manso Kamara a senior APC stalwart in Port Loko.
Manso bitterly registered his dissatisfaction, saying: “Now that the party is out of power they have left us in hot water, but as soon as the party is back to power they will start coming like manners from heaven to lead us again. A good number of them are opportunists who have not gone through the hurdles of politics. This time around, we the ordinary members and supporters are well determined to put the records straight by calling things by their actual names. Our problem started by empowering some wrong people who do not have the ideology of the party at heart and lack the required empathy for the common supporters except in the middle of political seasons. When they are desperately in need of clout, they will spend their last penny pretending as if they care for us. Our people, please see what is unfolding at present due to the neglect of the party by the majority of our Stakeholders with its less privileged members and supporters who have given up everything just in the name of solidarity.”
He believes that some of the party’s stalwarts are presently finding favours from this current regime by secretly unearthing the party’s confidentiality to the ruling SLPP functionaries.
This, according to the APC faithful is considered as completely outrageous and betraying to the party they say, has catapulted them in enviable positions utilized to amass wealth.