The publicity secretary and spokesman of the People’s Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC), Mohamed Bangura, has said the PMDC is closer to the APC and the other parties but not the SLPP.
Speaking to Awoko yesterday at their Hannah Benka Coker Street office in Freetown, the PMDC spokesman confirmed that they had close collaboration with the APC, even before the elections.
But said they had not yet been approached by any political party in terms of a possible run-off, stressing the PMDC’s close contact with the APC and other parties. The spokesman said: “we have very close relationship with the APC even before the elections and that relationship is still existing .We have not at any point discuss about a political alliance because the votes are still being counted, and we are doing very well and we do not even know we might surpass the SLPP.”
He further went on, “we have not yet been approached by the SLPP or APC, the only thing that exists between us and the APC is the existing relationship prior to the elections.”
Questioned further about the interest of the PMDC should there be a run-off, the spokesman replied, ”all PMDC supporters will have to decide based on their interest.”
The PMDC spokesman however commended the conducted of the elections, citing preparations for the local council elections and stressed that the PMDC would not allow itself to die considering the gains they had made so far.
Meanwhile, the national secretariat of the PMDC had announced in a press release that they were still in the race as there were no plans at the moment to form an alliance with any other party.
The release went on to say that after the announcement of the final results, the leadership of the PMDC in consultation with members and supporters would decide on what party to form an alliance with, if any.
The release further started that, “the entire membership and supporters of the PMDC are therefore advised not to believe rumours that the PMDC has rejoined the SLPP or has plans to team up with the APC,” indicating that “after the final results and consultations with the people, the leadership shall issue a statement as to which way the PMDC would go.”
It finally urged its supporters that, “until then, please, maintain your PMDC loyalties in the name of positive change,” emphasizing that the decision shall be taken in the best interest of the nation as no tribal or regional sentiments shall influence their decision.