By Elkass I.L. Sannoh
The Leader of the People Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC), Mr. Charles Francis Margai, has apologized to the people of Bo District, for asking them to pledge their support for the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) Government during the September 2007 Presidential run-off elections.
Addressing thousands of people at the Bo Coronation Field on Sunday June 10 this year, he said he never knew President Ernest Bai Koroma until he was introduced to him by Mr. Victor Bockarie Foh, the APC Secretary General, describing him as a gentleman.
Mr. Margai explained that because of the love he has for this country and promise made by President Koroma that he will govern the country sincerely without fear or favour and devoid of tribal sentiments he decided to give him support which won his the Presidency.
“I did not regret my decision at that moment because it was the right and judicious decision by standing tall to ensure that there was a change in the political baton from the SLPP under the bad leadership of former President Alhaji Ahmed Tejan Kabbah, “ he revealed.
He said the sooner President Koroma assumed power he reneged on all the fine promises he had earlier made to him.
He said he was sorry for the disappointment and was therefore sincerely apologising to the people of this country especially those who trusted and reposed their confidence in him.
“As the Leader of the PMDC we are just waiting for the whistle to be blown for politicking before we reveal a lot of information we have regarding the hoe this country has been systematically mismanaged by the APC Government,” Mr. Margai shouted.
In his contribution, the PMDC Chairman for the Bo District, Mr. Momoh Bockarie, said he aws very happy for the visit of Mr. Margai who he said has been misunderstood by many people who do not really understand him.
He said that as a party they were working hard to win all the contested seats in the country and also win the Presidency.
He lamented that it was sad that rumormongers have been wrongly misinforming the people that the PMDC has been dissolved and that they are not capacitated enough to contest the November 17 multi tier elections.
Mr. Bockarie pointed out that the people in Bo are not ready to accept any other political party, as according to him it is the time for the PMDC to take over the governance of this country.
In another engagement, Mr. Charles Margai has told the students of Njala University at the Towama Campus near Bo, that it was now time for them to start thinking of organizing a Presidential debate for the registered political parties.
When asked by the Student Union Secretary General, Mr. Albert Sam, why he did not include the Leader of the United Democratic Movement (UDM), Mr. Mohamed Bangura of parties to take part in the debate, he said Mr. Mohamed Bangura is an inexperienced man with little political clout whose movement he cannot regard as a political party.