By Amin Kef-Ranger
During a Press Conference held on the 16th June, 2021 at the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) Hall on Campbell Street in Freetown, the National Reformation Movement (NRM) has heavily condemned the current leadership of the All People’s Congress (APC) Party.
Leader of the NRM, Mohamed Sheridan Kamara Esq, said that it is important for them to bring to the public domain the democratic reforms they seek and the manipulation, deception and machination of the expired leadership of the All People’s Congress (APC).
He maintained that the NRM, obviously, is built on an unshakable belief in reforming the internal politics of the All People’s Congress along more equitable lines underscoring how they are deeply rooted in the struggle for a democracy that guarantees equal rights to every member of the party.
The NRM leader added that it is a weapon of resistance against the dictatorship imposed in the party’s internal politics by the current self-proclaimed body of national officers furthering that it is this desire to relax the enormous limitations which the party’s self-appointed leadership has imposed on internal democracy that gives oxygen to their struggle.
“We are particularly pleased to inform the public that the NRM, never to be demoralized, has once again mobilized all its splinter factions into a single movement. The need for collaboration until a democratic constitution is adopted has subsumed the reform factions under a single umbrella. This merger has effectively lay to rest the split within the movement and rendered useless the agents, quislings, turncoats and instruments of the establishment’s unending schemes,” he disclosed.
He stated that they find it beyond being deceptive that the party’s defunct leadership is delaying the adoption of a democratic constitution by filing unproductive and pointless appeals to the court saying it is their view that the only reason the defunct leadership sticks to their unreasonable position is to buy time, prolong its illegal stay in leadership positions and undermine the party’s chances of winning the next elections.
Mohamed Sheridan Kamara Esq maintained that they are also fully aware that the tenure of the National Advisory Council (NAC) has long come to an end and they are well in the know that the questionable extension of its mandate has also come to an end on the 15th June, 2021 pointing out that the Movement has also taken note of the vile plan of the National Executive to renew its already illegal mandate through an equally illegal body called NAC and that they are aware of a matter in court that hinges on the legitimacy of the very Executive that plans such an elaborate, illegal operation.
He stated that in order to avoid twisting its way out of the gains the negotiating team has made over the past years, they called on the party’s defunct leadership to stop wasting the party’s time and comply with the recent court orders. In that regard they urged the various stakeholders in the party to facilitate the setting up of an interim body that will conduct elections for the delegates who are to adopt the new constitution.
(C) The Calabash Newspaper