More Time For APC Report Card

 

The six weeks given to the 9-man Committee set up by the National Advisory Council of the All People’s Congress (APC) to inquire into the causes of the party’s ignoble defeat of the 2018 presidential election to the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) have relapsed.

APC National Publicity Secretary, Cornelius Deveaux in an interview with this press said the mandate of the committee has been extended to an unknown date as it continues nationwide consultations on the brief given to it by NAC.

Mr. Deveaux said the extension gives the committee more time to interface with more stakeholders across the country in order to have a comprehensive report reflective of the views and voices of the majority.

“Following the commencement of the Committee’s work on our defeat and the way forward, we discovered that the six weeks period was too short; therefore we extended it,” Mr. Deveaux said.

He disclosed that the Committee has finished meetings and consultations with stakeholders in the Western Area and Northern Province and have moved to the Southern and Easterner provinces.

On Monday, Mr. Deveaux said the Committee was in Kono and left on the 31st for Kono and are presently in Kailahun.

He stated that the response so far has been very cooperative with information gathered from many individuals and groups including the party’s Diaspora wings on the causes and the way forward.

The APC National Publicity Secretary assured members and supporters that in spite of the rampant political intimidation and violence against the party, APC remains a united force that enjoys grassroots support from majority of Sierra Leoneans. He expressed optimism that the party will bounce back to power in 2023.

Mr. Deveaux encouraged party members and supporters to respect democratic tenets and conduct themselves within the ambit of the law as they wait to bounce back to power in 2023.