5 February 2013

Sierra Leone: PMDC Goes Underground

The national publicity secretary of the People's Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC), Munir Koroma, last Thursday disclosed to Concord Times that the third force political party has ceased to take part in public political activities for the time being following their poor performance in the November 17 general elections.

He added that those at the top the PMDC hierarchy are currently trying to put in place a formidable team to start strategizing for the 2017 elections in Sierra Leone.

The publicity secretary also noted that the main issue that is on the floor at the party secretariat is the replacement of the current flag-bearer of the party, Charles Margai, who has not yet agreed with the general consensus of the party's membership.

Koroma said most members of the PMDC, especially those in the Diaspora, were not happy with the result of the last elections, adding that members blamed Margai as the main factor that was responsible for the downfall of the party in the just-concluded elections.

Koroma also mentioned that several other founding members of the PMDC have expressed their interest to aspire and contest for the flag-bearer position at the next national delegates conference of the party.

It could be recalled that the former minister of social welfare, gender and children's affairs from the PMDC, Stephen Gaojia, has once called on Margai to resign from the position as he added his voice to that of several other PMDC members who have been making a similar call in recent time.

Elizabeth Bendu, a PMDC member from Moyamba, noted that there will be a great chance for the party to survive in 2017 elections if only Margai could resign.

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