Bo Mayor defies JOB
His Lordship the Mayor of Bo City Council, Mayor Harold Logic Tucker has informed this medium that in as much as he believes in the Constitution of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), he thinks the Chairman of the opposition SLPP, John Oponjo Benjamin (in photo) known as JOB is on the wrong track with regard to the motion that the 2012 flag bearer of the SLPP, Rtd. Brigadier Julius Maada Bio should be allowed to continue as flag bearer as the party is having a legal battle with the National Electoral Commission (NEC) over the 2012 electoral results that kept the party in the opposition line.
“With all due respect to our party constitutional provisions, I don’t support JOB’s stance that Maada should not continue to be the flag bearer of the SLPP”, the Mayor disclosed in a telephone interview last Monday. Mayor Tucker maintained that JOB’s position can affect the Supreme Court matter the SLPP has filed against NEC. He said with Maada Bio the party would improve its chances and do much better come 2017 when the next Presidential election will be conducted.
National Publicity Secetary of the SLPP, Hon. Tamba Sam on Monday referred to JOB as a rotten tooth that needs to be plucked from the mouth to chew without any pain. He described JOB’s position on the flag bearer issue as counter-productive to the aspiration of majority of the party stalwarts whom he said believe in the flagbearership of Maada Bio.
Hon. Tamba Sam maintained that the third resolution that was raised in favor of Maada Bio which the party’s National Executive Council adopted can only be ratified by the National Delegate Conference which will be held this year. He said JOB had no right to issue a press release nullifying the December 6th third resolution of the party.
The SLPP mouthpiece has also criticized JOB for what he described as malicious lies spread by JOB that he Hon. Tamba Sam has defected to the ruling APC party.
According to him, JOB should have cross-checked with him before spreading lies in a Church that he had quit the party. He said the pronouncement by JOB that he had left the party is unfounded and baseless. He said he would challenge JOB to put the records straight as far as these issues are concerned.
By Ilyasa Baa
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