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NEWS : Politics  

APC is inclusive for all Ages, Gender & Tribes including Limbas
By Emmanuel Tommy
May 2, 2013, 17:10
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Alie Conteh from Tonko Limba in Kambia District says the only time African politicians resort to citing their tribe is when they know they are not popular.
National Secretary General of ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) Youth League has said it is when politicians fail because of their unpopularity that they resort to tribalism to buy support and sympathies.APCs Comrade Alie Conteh who is bonafide Limba from Tonko Limba chiefdom in Kambia district spoke to Awareness Times yesterday May 1st 2013 in Freetown in order to deny reports that ahead of todays APC National Delegates Convention, a rebellion is being planned by Limbas in order to divide APC for allegedly sidelining the Limbas from various leadership positions within the APC.

 

According to Conteh, the APC is a party of inclusion in which all tribes, all ages and all gender are respected whilst Limbas have no problems with any other tribe including Temnes.

 

How many Limbas are complaining of tribal exclusion inside APC? Who are these unknown persons wanting to rebel in name of my law-abiding, peaceful Limba people? Do they exist outside imagination of unpopular politicians & journalists theyve hired?dentify them please so we know they exist, Conteh confidently said as he dismissed the reports as the work of frustrated politicians who having failed to convince others to choose them, now want to play the tribal card.

 

Mr. Conteh said he was moved to react to end the wish of ill-motivated people claiming to be APC members but trying to use tribal sentiment to bring division into the well organized and structured APC Party. He furthered that, at the newly constituted Youth League there is no tribal thinking but competency.

 

Out of the entire 20 key executive positions in the APC Youth League, nine are held by Limbas of which I, a Limba man born of a Limba mother and a Limba father in a Limba chiefdom, hold the position of Secretary-General. So whats the fuss over choice of a Temne man like Bai Mahmoud Bangura as National Youth Leader? he queried

 

Furthermore, on the issue of regional and district heads of the APC, he said such heads are elected or selected due to competency, capability, ability to work as a team and propagate the ideologies of the party for the entire good of Sierra Leone.

 

All the district and regional heads are well known in their areas and have worked tremendously well for the good of the party and Sierra Leone, Conteh said.

 

He said the APC Chairman and Leader, President Ernest Koroma, is a man of, for and by the people and as such, he seeks the interest of all devoid of tribal affiliation or orientation, adding that, in all current government positions will be found a mixture of all tribes, all gender and all ages which has seen all tribes including Limbas holding key positions in governance.

 

He noted that, no single tribe can rule a country so people should stop preaching tribalism in politics and let their works speak for them.

 

Let them show their competency, capability and ability to do what they want to use tribalism to achieve. When we were being formed as humans, we did not beg God to put us into the womb of a particular tribe or a country, it was his wish that we belong to a certain tribe and country so we should not use that to score political goals. Let our works speak for us, he said, adding that, the President was re-elected due to his previous hard works and not because he is a Temne or a Limba.

 

To Limba Development Organization (LDO), he advised they should not allow selfish politicians to use them but should work within objectives of the LDO. He also advised politicians belonging to LDO to use their political know-how to reach intended political destination and leave the organization to operate as an independent NGO as it was against this backdrop that the organization was formed.

 

He also frowned at some independent media houses allowing themselves to be misused by ill-fated politicians. For the pro-SLPP and pro-opposition media, he smirked that they spent five years accusing the APC of being a Limba man party only for them to now say it is a Temne man party.

 

SLPP propagandists are confused but let me tell them that Limbas are a united force in and out of politics.There is no political divide within the Limbas as a group. We also do not have problems with Temnes or any other tribes. We are a peaceful and law-abiding group of Sierra Leoneans. Finally, let me assure that there is absolutely no political divide inside APC, Alie Conteh ended.


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