The Leader of the Coalition for Change party Hon. Saa Emerson Lamina has notified the Chairman of Political Party Registration Committee urging him for continuous discountenance of the party surrogates until justice prevails.
“I write on behalf of the majority disheartened members of the C4C Party to refer to the letter of 19th August, 2022 addressed to you and signed by certain individuals claiming to be representing the “majority of legally elected C4C Party Members of Parliament” and to encourage you to continue to discountenance their false claims and the glaring seed of discordance they are planting within the party until the High Court of judicature presided over by Justice Samuel O. Taylor JA, proclaims final ruling on the matter that seeks to ensure justice and restore sanity within our party, the Coalition for Change (C4C) Party.
It is our candid belief, that the signatories to that letter; cognizant of their mischievous actions over time, are surrogates being used as pawns by certain people outside the party with an agenda to sellout in order to meet the political chauvinism of their paymasters and therefore are masquerading as representing the “majority” of legally elected C4C Party Members of Parliament, with nothing to show to the people in their constituencies of responsibility.
This group of persons have by all indications fundamentally breached the party’s ideals and principles and the social contract with the people and have therefore lost the confidence and trust of the party loyalists in particular, the people of Kono District because of this apparent breach for want of selfish political patronages and satisfaction of their political paymasters.
They are drunken by this pursuit to the extent of being oblivious of the fact that their being in Parliament is as the result of the efforts of dedicated and committed people like my humble self, who formed and established the C4C Party as a political entity. These people have surreptitiously connived with incendiary intentions to undermine the party’s gains in the 2018 general elections.
We as Founding Members cannot therefore seat idly by and allow these benefactors of our sacrifices to get their way at the expense of the majority of party members both in Sierra Leone and in the Diaspora.
In retrospect, in my letter to you Mr. Commissioner, I deliberately restrained myself from mentioning the names of Colleague Members of Parliament on the understanding that they are Honourable men and they are far removed from the whole C4C legal debacle in court; the simple reason being that, they are neither plaintiffs nor defendants in the matter between the defunct National Executive and some founder members of our beloved party.
However, this apparent show of taking sides in the matter, cannot be unconnected with perhaps their superficial understanding of the Order of the learned Justice Samuel O. Taylor JA.
Be-it-as-it may, they have removed the sheep-clothing over themselves to now openly identify themselves with the defendants thereby drawing a battle line between them as surrogates and the true, loyal and committed C4C Party Members who still firmly believe in the ideals and principles of the party.
They have unequivocally identified themselves with people who are before a court of law to clear their heads over fiduciary improprieties, anti-party actions and double standards to mention -inter-alia.
Mr. Chairman, I wish to talk less on the many reproaches they have brought to bear on the C4C party, but suffice it to state that their disloyal activities are seriously undermining the much needed cohesion, harmony and the recalibration of the C4C as a formidable political party, while they have no tangible developments to show to the membership of our beloved party.
We will therefore continue to stand by the truth for the sanctity of our party and we beseech your good office to do the needful in ensuring the harmonious and political meaningfulness of our party in the democratic dispensation of this country.
The C4C Party, has over the past four years displayed cogent political liberalism in Parliament as demonstrated by our tangible contributions to debates in the open Well as well as at Committee Stages, all for the good of country and in line with the party’s ideals and principles.
Let me place on record on behalf of the general loyal membership Mr. Chairman, that as someone who sacrificed time and resources, helped in garnering trustable party Diaspora support and working to keep the trust of our members through sustainable service delivery; I look forward to the return to basics for the party and for its sustained political leadership for the people of Kono District and our membership that is spread throughout the country and in the Diaspora. I am against injustice and marginalization of people who through their sweat and pains were key in the formation of the party.
I am for structural reconstruction that will harness and strengthen the gains of our party and to consolidate the party as a way forward for a sustainable positive political participation.
In this regard, I am calling on the High Court to speedily conclude the C4C Party matter.
I therefore wish to encourage all those with their sworn determination to undermine the party’s ambitious political forward-march.
Bullying and insensitive marginalization antics will not augur well for our collective aspiration. It will only be a de-service and a misplaced agenda. We will not sit by to witness any bullying tendency in the C4C.
While we wish to remain steadfast to the ideals and principles of our party, I encourage you to continue dealing with the following under mentioned officials duly recognized to coordinate and administer the affairs of our party ahead of any consensual agreement and or final verdict of the court”.