|PMDC’s day of destiny today
Tuesday April 11, 2006
Today is the Day of Destiny for the new political party that has been making waves in Sierra Leone since its formation last year. The People’s Movement For Democratic Change ( PMDC ) will be handed their final registration this morning by the Political Parties Registration Commission ( PPRC ), thus clearing the decks for a do-or-die battle with rivals the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party ( SLPP ) in next year’s all-important elections .
Top officials of the party told COCORIOKO that they considered today a watershed moment for the PMDC and they predicted that a massive throng of supporters will be available to celebrate with them.
The PMDC is regarded as the most credible opposition party likely to upset the ruling SLPP in the fortcoming General Elections. Led by Charles Margai, the son of Sir Albert Margai, he late Prime Minister of Sierra Leone , the PMDC received their provisional registration on January 19, 2006.
The PMDC Spokesman in the Washington D.C released this statement :
The Coming Back of Freedom?Tomorrow
Statement by Karamoh Kabba?PMDC Spokesman, Washington DCChapter.
Charles Margai formed the People’s Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) in response to the demands of the marginalized people by the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP)?led government for a third force in party politics in that nation.
Henceforth, we have been crawling in the shadows of the SLPP roughshod to finally stand up and start the “long walk to freedom” tomorrow.
Nonetheless, we at the PMDC USA applaud the ruling SLPP for budging, at last, to the voice of the people.
The fierce wind of “Positive Change” that has garnered in the furnace, on the bellies of the peninsular mountains, would be freed to be free to freely blow across the wide plains and valleys and mountains of Sierra Leonetomorrow to free our people from bondage at last.
We therefore thank the international and bilateral organizations and all the other nations that cleared their throats when democracy was about to have a hiccup in Sierra Leone. Our reluctant leaders heard you loud and clear when you expressed concerns, when you stood by us, in the name of democracy.
We are relying on your commitment to watch democracy’s return to Sierra Leone in free and fair elections so that our people will breathe a sigh of relieve at the coming back of freedom that has long been evasive.
By this way, a country as rich as Sierra Leone would get up and walk, go to work and relieve donors to work with poor nations.
Only through a firm democratic process would we utilize our bountiful resources to make abject poverty inSierra Leone a thing of the past.
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