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Politics
PMDC Chairman Blasts “Cheap Politics”
By Augustine Samba
Mar 24, 2010, 17:30

The National Chairman of the People’s Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) has rebuffed an article published in a particular trash of a local tabloid of yesterday 23rd March 2010. He described the published assertions as cheap politics.

The said publication quoted one Mohamed Thaimu Bangura (who was later identified by the PMDC Chairman as his cousin) as describing PMDC’s Mohamed Bangura as an impersonating, who goes around informing people that he is the son of the late PDP politician, Thaimu Bangura.

The PMDC Chairman expressed disappointment over the said allegation, especially when it was attributed to a "cousin" of his.

PMDC’s Mohamed Bangura explained that the said cousin first arrived in Sierra Leone in late 2009 after spending 22 year abroad. According to him, the relationship between the two of them was very cordial whilst pointing out that the cousin had refused his moves to convince him to enter politics on grounds that he only wanted a decent job.

"Mohamed Thaimu Bangura has since been closing himself with APC big guns in order to secure his desired appointment" PMDC’s Bangura alleged, adding that: "Mohamed Thaimu Bangura is a victim of circumstance who has allowed himself to be used by APC big guns for cheap and nasty politics because he wants a job".

According to PMDC’s Bangura, such a move will yield no dividend in any democratic society, whilst describing it as "just a desperate move to secure a job".

Mohamed Bangura vowed that he will never impersonate for any reason.

He also used the forum as an opportunity to express disappointment over the way and manner in which the APC functionaries conducted themselves during the recently concluded bye election in the Bombali District.

He said senior APC party members stormed the district with over forty vehicles, whilst alleging that they also engaged in transporting people from one location to another to cast their votes.



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