Members of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party have accused officials of the Political Parties Registration Commission of taking sides in their ongoing lower level consensus re-run, thereby causing confusion in the process.
Speaking to this medium, the party’s Northern Regional Secretary General Sorie Ibrahim Fofanah accused PPRC’s Acting Registrar Mrs. Zainab Moseray of monopolising the process and not allowing the party’s constituency executive members of handling process.
He further accused the PPRC of unduly cancelling the process in most constituencies without the consultation of their members. This, He said is against the rules and regulations governing the process, which states that PPRC is just to observe the consensus, while the constituency executives preside over the process.
The consensus re-run in the western area, ended with about 70 percent of the process-outcome petitioned and according to close party sources PPRC officials aided senior party stakeholders at constituency level to sideline most party members in the process.
A senior party stakeholder condemned PPRC for the said unfair roles in the process, emphasizing that, such behaviors put up by PPRC officials is deepening the already division in their party, which he said will affect their chances of winning the elections in 2018.
He said the chairperson of the PPRC has been credible in mediating in their party’s misunderstandings, hence he urged the PPRC observers to stop sabotaging that reputation Justice Tolla Thompson already has.
“Now because of their double standards a lot of zones in Freetown would be re-run again, this is not helping us”, He said.
Reacting, Olushogo Davies, one of the accused PPRC officials denied allegations. He said the SLPP is having a crazy consensus, where in it is difficult for them to ascertain who are suppose to be part of the process, as party members are accusing each other of either being APC or moving from one zones to another to participate.