By E. G. Temple, The Investigative Journalist
Following some fake and unfulfilled promises made by the leader and chairman of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP), Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray to a cross section of young people in Makeni City, Northern Sierra Leone in a bid to secure votes at the recent bye elections, some of the dissatisfied youths have expressed disenchantment over the political antics of Kamarainba, thus accused him of deceitfulness.
“We are tired of fake promises from politicians especially from the leader and chairman of the ADP, Mr. Kamarainba Mansaray who promised us football gears and balls during his campaign trail in Makeni, only to disappoint us after casting our votes for him”, Mohamed Kamara maintained adding that “we are waiting for him come 2018”.
In another development, some Students at Fourah Bay College (FBC) also accused Kamarainba of “promise and fail” in relation to a Student Bus he promised them during his days whilst campaigning for the flagbearership position of the All People’s Congress (APC) party in 2013, prior to his expulsion that led to the formation of his new party, ADP.
As if these accusations are not enough, Kamarainba has also been accused of “political immaturity” citing his failed attempt to discredit and blackmail the Minister of Transport and Aviation, Hon. Leonard Balogun Koroma in the 100 Buses saga, which saw Kamarainba presents false information to Journalists, the ACC and the International Community in a hasten fashion only to gain political fame and public attention.
The youths also accused Kamarainba of political manipulation and dictatorship citing his unilateral decision to sack his former Secretary General, Mr. David Sesay who kicked against his immature stance on the Sam Sumana matter with the Supreme Court of Sierra Leone an issue that exposed Kamarainba and his party’s recruitment process.
However, if the aforementioned issues are anything to go by, it seems as if Kamarainba and his ADP Conclave have hit the rock, thus served as a recipe for the demise of the ADP just like other small opposition parties in Sierra Leone that emerged as a third force, but scattered because of inexperience, corruption and selfish angradisement.
“We are disappointed at Kamarainba, more so when we are calling him and he is not picking his call after failing on the promises he made to us in Makeni prior to the bye elections in Constituency 030”, Mohamed Kamara paraphrased in dismay.
In conclusion, before going to press, all efforts to reach the ADP leader on his mobile phone to get his own side of the story proved futile.