The leader of the Peoples Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) Charles Francis Margai has accused the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) of having escorted “two unlicensed lorries with excombatants and they passed through Bo heading for the East.”
He disclosed this at a mammoth gathering on the Coronation field in Bo, where his supporters had converged to hear him after many days on the campaign trail in the East and North.
Speaking in the local parlance Creole with gesticulations, Margai said that he received the information with regret for it was late when he got it which was around 3am on Saturday Morning that he got it from reliable sources.
Sleep he said has blessed SLPP as should he had been awake during the journey: “We should have ensured that those two vehicles do not pass until we should have searched to uncover its contents.”
Speaking of him being a Commander-in-chief, “a commander-in-chief not like President kabbah, a real commander-in-chief that has tested the battle in the days of Siaka Stevens I have put in place modalities to pursue those two vehicles and at the end of the day I will know what is their mission.”
In continuation, Margai told the people that the “PMDC does not need to campaign as the SLPP and APC has campaigned for us.”He advised his supporters not to mistake and vote in Berewa as this was “the man who, while Pa Kabbah was delivering his last speech to parliament he was busy sleeping on such a very important day.”
He further informed the people that his case against Berewa’s standing for presidency was up in the Supreme Courts on Friday and that even on that day he still slept in courts and questioned the people how could you vote for “a sleeping president” continuing to say he was puzzled if Berewa must not be suffering from Trypanosomiasis.
He shouted to his supporters: “In Sierra Leone today, we do not need a sleeping president, we need a vibrant president, we need a visionary president, we need a president that is God-fearing, a president that cares for the people and above all a bull-dozer to bull doze those people.”
Kabbah and Berewa and others he said on the eve of this of their last days should be contemplating on “how to account on how well or how bad they governed you the people of Sierra Leone in the past eleven years.”
He further intoned that Kabba, Berewa and co-hosts he understands are about parking to go.
“I understand that Kabbah, Berewa and hosts are packing to leave. Ok, I will allow them to park, but go I shall not allow them to until I have searched into their bundles. I shall not allow them take what they did not bring.”
As for Berewa he said that while he Margai practiced law, Berewa was suffering reading law and even at the Bar Berewa was his junior.
Whilst there Berewa he claimed used to smoke only two stick cigarettes as it was only what he could afford but that now he hears of him owning five houses in the country and others abroad.
Margai however said that Berewa will account for where he got the money to own all these when he comes to power.
He apologized for the hardship he said Kabbah and others had inflicted on the people but he promised “when I should have assumed office by August eleven all women will go tax free.”
He ended by appealing to the youths to be vigilant and to be in readiness to go in thousands to any place they hear the SLPP he claims deploys ex-combatants as that is their only hope now.