A letter which the National Chairman of the Peoples Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) Mohamed Bangura has admitted that he authored to the party Leader Charles Margai asking him to step aside has sparked serious confusion within the party hierarchy which has resulted in various accusations within the membership as to who is to resign first.
The letter written by Mohamed Bangura to Charles Margai states that the recent bye-election results clearly shows that PMDC is losing support and membership from its main base and that the APC relationships have been gravely mismanaged to the detriment of the PMDC, which is the major factor for people to leave the party.
Mohamed Bangura also stated in the letter that he was “humbly suggesting that you consider the honorable option of stepping aside as leader of the PMDC so that other members can step up to the plate.”
When our reporter contacted Mohamed Bangura via -phone yesterday he confirmed writing the letter and added that he had no regrets over it.
Mohamed Bangura says he is of the strong belief that Charles Margai has lost the will power to continue to lead a promising party like the PMDC because the party is not doing well.
Charles Margai could not be reached for his comments on the contents of the letter but a close aide intimated Awoko that the PMDC leader will soon reply to Mohemed Bangura’s letter.
As all of this was going on a there was mild commotion at the PMDC headquarter yesterday, where a cross section of members reacted to the letter by calling for their National Chairman Mohamed Bangura and the Regional Chairman West Mohamed Sowa Turay to resign with immediate effect.
PMDC out reach officer Moses Robert Wullah and Augustine Swaray accused Mohamed Bangura of disrespecting their party leader and also accused him of an alleged involvement in clandestine activities that are not in the interest of the party and its membership.
They also said that Mohamed Bangura has failed to promote the aims and objectives of the PMDC party and he had also abandoned his official seat at the Party’s headquarter to the dismay of the entire party membership.
The PMDC members also said that “Mohamed Bangura has intensely failed to attend party meetings and other recent gatherings geared towards membership drive across the country through organizing social programs.”
They also accused Mohamed Bangura of misrepresenting the ideology of the party and selling out to others, they also vowed that they will not allow unscrupulous individuals in the party executive to destroy the party.
The PMDC National Secretary General William Tucker also confirmed to our reporter yesterday that there was a minor quarrel between youths and Mohamed Bangura at the party office but opined that it is a constitutional right of party members to express their grievances over issues affecting them adding that a meeting will be held today to address the growing confusion within the party hierarchy. By Saidu Bah