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APC Deputy Leader Breaks Silence! PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Expotimes   
Monday, 30 January 2017 11:44

Power and authority belong to the Almighty God

Sierra Leone's current Minister of Mines and Mineral Resources, Hon. Alhaji Minkailu Mansaray continues to demonstrate his loyalty to his Political Party, the All Peoples Congress (APC Party and its Chairman and Leader, His Excellency President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma.

It is rumored of late that the Mines Minister, who also serves as the Deputy Chairman and leader of the party is interested in the Flagbearship of the Party.
This press visited Hon. Alhaji Minkailu Mansaray's office last week to find out his views on the rumours going around that he is interested in the flag bearership of the ruling All Peoples Congress Party.

In a very relaxed manner with the smile for which he known, the following is his reaction to the question posed to him as to whether he wants to be the party's next flagbearer and if so what is his state of preparedness in respect of the political competition going on among many people:

This is what he said: "I am the Deputy leader and chairman of the ruling All Peoples Congress Party. I am also a Minister of the present government. Politically as Deputy Leader and Chairman of the party I take specific and general instructions from the leader and chairman Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma.

The party has taken a decision to stay focused on its agenda to develop the country.  When such decision has been taken and directives given by the leader and chairman of the party, it is my responsibility to ensure that the directives are carried out to the fullest. Any attempt contrary to these directives by me is tantamount to undermining the leadership of the party.

As a very seasoned and mature politician who have served the party since the sixties to date and have been elected into various positions within the structures of the party- National Youth League Secretary General, President of the National Youth League, Regional Chairman Western region, Member of the National Advisory Committee (NAC). I should be aware of the repercussions, should I deviate or act contrary to the leadership's position.

In the fullness of time the party will assemble as it has always done to decide who should be its flag bearer and all of us should be bound by that decision and accept whosoever is chosen.

Lastly let me remind you as a believer that power and authority are from no other person but the almighty God. I will forever remain loyal and supportive to the Party and its leader and Chairman. The APC is lucky to have a very good leader in the person of comrade Ernest Bai Koroma . We should therefore honour him, give him the fullest cooperation.

He has configured and rebranded the party. He has restituted the dignity and authority of the party. He brought sanity and new direction to the party. This, briefly, is my reaction to your question."

 

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