APC endorses Operation 2022/2023 Victory Agenda
The National Executive of the All People’s Congress ( APC) has agreed to settled all intra-party grievance and map the way out for peace ahead of the 2022/2023 Local Councils, Presidential and Parliamentary Elections.
This was evident from a press release issued by the party on the 25th May 2021, with a caption “All Peoples Congress (APC) Reconciles and Agrees on a Roadmap for Victory in 2022 and 2023″. The release further states that the ” leadership of the APC wishes to inform the general public that the party has now agreed on a roadmap for peace, reconciliation and healing in our party and a set of actions that shall be undertaken over the coming weeks and months to ensure victory for our party in the 2022 Local Council Elections and the 2023 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections”. It is understood that the decision was reached on the 25th May 2021 at a meeting held in Makeni city. According to the release, some of the issues discussed during the meeting, was to settle all grievances and chart the way forward for the party ahead of the 2022/2023 elections.
The issue of personal attacks and use of abusive language against each other was directed to cease forthwith.
The Big 6 within the party, Dr. Kaifala Marah, Kemoh Sesay, Dr. Richard Konteh, Almamy Petito Koroma, Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara as well as other factions, have been advised to maintain the peace. APC is therefore prepared to go into this peace talks within the coming weeks and months before going to the convention.
It could be recalled that since the APC had its Presidential candidate selected by Ex-President Koroma, ahead of the 2018 election, there were dissenting views about the choice of the candidate, which resulted in voter protest and apathy, leading to the defeat of the APC in the 2018 election. The party’s Presidential candidate for the 2018 election, Dr. Samura Kamara and his running mate, Hon. Chernor Maju Bah, have both been playing the leadership role. They have both been tipped as the party’s choice for the 2023 election, but others are of the view that this round, the party should hold an election to get its Presidential candidate. Therefore, the decision of selection will not be considered this time around, as many want to see a fair process that will be widely accepted by all stakeholders and the entire membership of the party. Former Vice President, Chief Alhaji Samsumana, together with others who aspired to lead the party in the 2018 election, have been engaged on the way forward. The APC, if properly able to address the intra-party brouhaha, stands the chance of clinching the 2023 election from the hands of the SLPP, due to the prevailing system of bad governance and hardship heaped on the nation.