APC stands still
Activities within the main opposition All Peoples Congress party (APC) have come to a halt with a court case hanging on the party’s neck.
In the absence of notice for the holding of lower and upper level conventions that will culminate to the election of a presidential standard bearer less than two years for the holding of parliamentary and presidential election in 2023, the chances of the party to present a formidable force seem bleak.
“The party is in disarray” said a senior member aspiring for a national executive position.
Impeccable sources further intimated that the Secretariat too has grounded work, as the Secretary General, Amb. Foday Osman Yansanneh, is refusing to sign documents or perform his daily functions.
Accusing fingers have been pointed at the SG as the brainchild of the current static and messy state of affairs in the party.
“Mr. Yansanneh has always befriended people who take the party to court”, said a party diehard, citing recent revelations made by US-based Alfred Peter Conteh, who dragged the party to court.
Another inside source noted that it would be prudent for the party to proceed with the approval of the reviewed constitution in an emergency convention as ordered by the High Court and commence the process of holding lower level elections at the Ward and progress upstream. “Yansanneh and his cohorts are foot dragging because of the membership issue embedded in the time constrained Court Order”, the source said.
Meanwhile, the defence team of the party in the matter between Alfred Peter Conteh and the party leadership is yet to be granted permission by the Judge to appeal.
A senior legal luminary clarified that he was optimistic that the Judge would eventually grant leave in the absence of which, the interlocutory orders earlier issued would not take effect because was before the judge.
By Abdul Kuyateh
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