September 2, 2021
By Hassan Gbassay Koroma
Stakeholders of the Coalition for Change (C4C) party have in a presser stated that they would empanel a committee to investigate members of their party who were allegedly involved in the All People’s Congress (APC) regional elections in Kono Distract.
Members of the C4C Party, including the party Chairman, were allegedly seen participating in the just concluded regional elections of the APC in Kono District.
Addressing the press at their Main Road Congo Cross Office in Freetown, Leader of C4C in Parliament, Hon. Saa Emerson Lamina, said the party was alarmed by the alleged actions of certain people believed to be members of the party during the primaries of the APC Party in Kono District, to elect members for their Emergency Delegates’ Conference.
“It is the wish of the C4C Party to declare in that respect that it unequivocally condemns and abhors those actions and individuals alleged to have overtly taking part in the activity of a political party of which they are not members. The party views this as a blatant interference in the activity and business of another political party and it also tantamount to anti party activity,” he said.
He said the C4C party is a respecter of democratic values and principles and will therefore not tolerate its members to interfere or undermine the activity or business of another political party, overtly or covertly, adding that the C4C Party believes in democratic competition to win the hearts and minds of its compatriots.
“To address this unfortunate occurrence, the party will invoke Article 15 of its Constitution and implores the National Coordinating Committee (NCC) to institute an immediate investigation into the allegations,” he said.
While awaiting the establishment of the commissioned NCC Investigation Panel, he said the C4C party wishes to disassociate itself from the action of those members alleged to have involved in the APC Party primaries until such a time when the investigation comes out with its findings.
“In view of this, the party wishes to assure all and sundry that the party will not cover-up its findings and will present it to the PPRC and the general public. The party also wishes to assure all and sundry that appropriate actions would be taken against any defaulter in line with the prescriptions outlined in Article 15 of theC4C Party Constitution,” he promised.
He assured the public that the party will continue to uphold at all costs, the soul and sanctity of the Nation First mantra at all times and will never also allow proxies and or renegades to dilute or contaminate that value.
Also speaking, Chairman of the All Political Parties Association (APPA), Prince Coker, noted that they stand with the C4C and endorse the press release of the C4C.
Concord Times contacted the C4C Chairman, Tamba Richard Sandi, for his reaction and he disclosed that he was bereaved and had no time for politics.
“Sorry, I am bereaved; I lost my brother in Kono, former deputy chairman Kono District Council, Councilor Tamba John Trye. I am busy with the funeral arrangement and not politics. I am mourning the loss of a dear one, only the heart that loves knows the sorrow of parting,” he said.