Six executive members of the Peoples Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) of the United Kingdom (UK) branch have resigned from the party
A letter signed by the six namely: Agnes Kumba Dugba Macauley (founding Member PMDC and former Chairman, UK), Mr. Frederick Laggah (former PMDC deputy Chairman, UK), Charles Ojukutu Macauley, (founding member), Mrs. Sia Evelyn Nyandemo, (founding member and former PMDC UK Women’ leader), Mrs. Saa David Dingiswayo Nyandemo, (founding member) Sylvester Suaray, ( former Young Generation Leader and Current Secretary General of the PMDC UK branch), states that “the decision to leave PMDC though, regrettable and with a feeling of strong emotions, seems the right thing to do in the current climate of PMDC politics.”
It continues, “If we have to face the same old challenges in the party and spend copious amount of time and resources looking for solutions to our own internal problems rather than big issues of governance, then let us stop being irreverent to our conscience. Our impeccable loyalty should be to our country, Sierra Leone,”
“Fellow PMDCians, in pursuant of the way forward, we, hereby resign from the Peoples’ Movement for Democratic Change Party – PMDC with immediate effect,” it states.
The letter further reads that “the Presidential run off of September 2007 saw PMDC members befittingly throwing its weight behind the APC party and Ernest Koroma which resulted in the APC winning the run off and Ernest Koroma inaugurated as President. .
APC has given some opportunity to PMDC to demonstrate their ability to contribute to nation building.”
This, they stated is yet to be fully manifested.
“In the meantime, the PMDC we knew in 2006 and 2007 has lost its values because of improper leadership, continuous internal rifts and acute tribal divides. This was manifested at the last convention where members openly campaigned on tribal basis.
The Party should not only be united by party label but by a common set of policies rooted in its positive change message. By the attitude of the party hierarchy, PMDC intends to remain a ‘party of convenience’ for few of its members are not serious about pursuing any political stance and ideology, but the emergence of caucuses and insider machinations dominating its politics.
The result is a situation where the voices of reasoning have been silenced and replaced with poor management, tribal divisions, Diaspora alienation and total disregard for transparency and accountability,” the letter reads.