The All Peoples Congress (APC) National Advisory Council (NAC) has met on Friday to take final decision on the way forward for the party as they prepare to adopt their new constitution and start their lower level elections.
According to the secretariat, NAC have formed committees that will be in charge of different aspects of organizing, fund raising, planning and the legal aspect so that when they call the emergency Delegates Conference, they will be able to get things done the right way.
Reports from the secretariat states that Minkailu aka Political Arash has finally withdrawn the court matter and this has given the leeway to the party to make sure they form the 25 man committee to run the elections with 10 members from the party, 10 from NRM,NRM and five from NRM APC. These 25 man committee will be named during this week as the new date for the adoption of the new constitution will take place early March.
Hon Sirajin Rollings Kamara heading the NRM APC said they are happy that the party hierarchy has listened to them and they are working with the MOU all of them signed as this is the right move to make sure that the party in the next four to five months would have a new national executive and flab bearer that will give them the opportunity to start their mission in capturing State House come 2023.
He said they have come a long way after the 2018 elections and the reason for a new constitution is to make the party more democratic and more space to all so that they will have an advantage in winning elections.
“Our dream has been realized and the coming together of all of us beginning today Monday will send the right signal to the entire country that APC is now ready to retake State House Come 2023. Presently we are all hearing about the financial tsunami in the country and we too will start to weigh in as we were attacked in 2018 by Chief Minister telling the world that APC looted the treasury like drunken sailors. We hope that what is going on now shows that they are the drunken sailors.”
In a telephone Interview Dr Samura Kamara, said that he is happy that the court case is now a thing of the past and that NAC has put all modalities in place that will see the party unite to move forward as an entity until the flag bearer is chosen.
He said in as much as they have been having some challenges here and there; they have all stuck together supporting the national executive and NAC to make sure that they and NRM can work together for the good of the party.
“I am very happy that we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel and I hope that the new constitution will bring us harmony and togetherness by mid this year for us to start our march to State House. Concerning all the financial impropriety, I am not surprised as during the debate in 2018, I made it very clear that all what the SLPP were saying was because they never understood. I told them if they get to the seat then they will see how different it is from what they had been saying. And that has come to pass.”
Hon. Sirajin Rollings Kamara said he wants to thank the Chairman and Leader of the party for his determination to make sure that the new constitution is adopted as well as the matter is withdrawn from the court.
He said ex-President Koroma really want the party to be on a good footing as well as ready to regain power and it is because of that he was able to influence all and sundry to do the right thing for the good of the party.
The Secretariat said they will soon announce the date and venue for the emergency Delegates Conference to make sure that everybody will prepare before time.