Elitism and the Growing Protests Spoiling the SLPP Party: Six Good Reasons Why!
By Fuad Y. Bangura (21/06/18)
While I remain very optimistic that the New Direction agenda has a great potential to transform this country, I must express my dissatisfaction NOW.
Especially on the abysmal performance of the party in the just concluded by-elections in Port Loko and Bonthe. Let me dilate on the six reasons I hold to believe that we (SLPP) are standing on the brink.
1). Most SLPP public officials can only be seen now in exclusive bars and pubs with armed OSD police personnel. Not even to interact with the people (voters), but to speak Cambridge grammar, talk about how Ghana was transformed and restrict other people from taking seats close to them in entertainment places.
2). The National Party Executive structure is not seen to be functioning anymore. We now have party executives fighting for public offices as if they needed employment badly to recoup losses. Hence leaving Unity House in the hands of disenchanted and poor youths who idle around with no hope in sight.
3). Ego and Arrogance: The first thing that happened when appointments started was that as soon as one suspects that he/she will be appointed to a public office he changes his mobile contacts and leave all SLPP WhatsApp groups. Making it difficult to reach by other SLPP supporters, and thus making these people resemble like idlers! If you can't read and reply a simple WhatsApp or SMS, then you have no business to be part of such a change or this so-called New Direction.
4). With all due respect and without prejudice to Alie Kabba, being the National Campaign Manager of the party then, did he visit any of the constituencies where the by elections were held? No. In the quest for appointments and jobs, the SLPP campaign structure collapsed on pretense that their job is done and all is well. Now is time to enjoy.
5). Although we have one of the best PhD cabinets in the world, one would like to know what experience these academics have outside the classroom. Some of these PhD carriers cannot even win all the votes in their household, let alone Port Loko or Bonthe.
6). The Charles Margai sacking seems to be sacred. Without contempt and prejudice, the gamble to appoint that learned man who put the SLPP in opposition was really unnecessary. Now he is sacked after 2 months in office without no explanation. How can we continue on this apologetic trend? We lost Bonthe on protest!
Should this protest continue, I pity those recently appointed 'First Time Car Owners' who do not respond to the calls and text messages of their constituents.
"3 Raray boy votes Betteh pass 2 Professor votes. Say no to elitism and cronyism in the SLPP," angry and forgotten SLPP supporters continue to blast.
Courtesy: Fuad Yusuf-Bangura#PaopaFrontline