By Elkas I.L. sannoh
A Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Fourah Bay College University, of Sierra Leone, Dr. Habib Sesay, has told students at the FBC that the two traditional political parties, namely, the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) and the All People Congress (APC), are unfit to govern the people of Sierra Leone.
He made this statement while addressing hundreds of youth groups who pledged their support to him in his quest to run for the Chairmanship of the Peoples Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC).
In an interview with AYV Dr. Sesay disclosed that he has lectured for over 15 years in the United States of America, Liberia and in Sierra Leone.
He stated that politics was about the study of how people govern themselves adequately in a peaceful atmosphere.
He observed that since Independence in 1961 the country has not made significant progress and even the socio-economic landscape was not good and attractive because of what he referred to as the great inequality.
He said to show that these two traditional parties have failed one must observe their past, present and future in the politics of the country which he said has brought nothing but retrogression and a gloomy future.
Dr. Habib Sesay also stated that the most worrisome thing was that the two parties have brought region and tribe to take centre stage in the political dispensation of the country, which he said was a recipe for chaos.
He maintained that such a development was unacceptable and unfortunate especially when it has been used by the two oldest political parties to divide and rule the country for over five decades.
He said he decided to follow Mr. Charles Francis Margai because, according to him, Margai has the required apprenticeship and fortitude to take the country to the expectations of the people.
He described the PMDC as a viable alternative to both the SLPP and the APC as they were the only party with the solutions to what he called the ‘mess these two parties have plunged this nation into’.
Mr. Sesay asserted that to compare Mr. Charles Margai’s personality to any other aspiring leader within the PMDC was a null hypothesis and something unthinkable.
The FBC Lecturer called on all members of the party to support him, as he was the only candidate who has the expertise to help Mr. Margai push the party forward and into State House on November 17.