Shortly after news broke that Ambassador Alimamy Pepito Koroma has resigned, an APC National Advisory Committee meeting held Tuesday 28th ended inconclusive and in stalemate.
The Tuesday meeting, a source revealed, brought to the knowledge of both the APC party and President Koroma who doubles as chairman and leader of the party how half the membership of NAC intends contest for flagbearer in the party.
This, however, is but the compelling and countless resignations by persons holding enviable and lucrative positions in the past two/three days.
The Koroma government now looks like experiencing utter disintegration even as occupants of ministerial and other public positions make their exit in preparation for the flagbearer power fight.
It was revealed nonetheless that the inconclusive Tuesday NAC meeting has left the President in depression, unbelievingly not knowing where to start or what to do in the coming months.
And Alimamy Pepito’s resignation has been compelled by the fact that Sierra Leoneans the world over have asked him go for the leadership of the APC with or without the support of the party’s leadership.
Unlike others, Alimamy is one of ruling APC members earlier eyed as possible frontrunner aspirant.
Alimamy was once appointed Minister of Trade, later Minister of Works, but was incidentally sacked for incompetence- a reason stated in the press release that relieved him off his duty.
His sacking, they say, caused divide and bitter blood within the party, the result of which saw major party players and of course supporters/sympathizers coming to the resolved of supporting his bid for leadership when President Koroma may have taken his exit in March 2018.
That he has over the years engaged fellow APC members as to his intention of becoming the next flagbearer of the party.
The information that he has resigned has not surprised many at all.
Some few days ago, Alpha Kanu aka The Apprentice, who was one of President Koroma’s advisers has also resigned his position because he intends contesting for flagbearer in the APC.
Kelfala Marah, country’s current Bank Governor is said to have yesterday resigned, whereas Minkailu Mansaray and others are on the pipeline of resigning too.
The fear as in minds of Sierra Leoneans relate to the fact that the expected mass resignations may lead to the collapse of the Koroma’s regime and may also negatively impact the ruling APC at polls.
An opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party politician was caught as saying that “the power fights and struggles in their party seem spillover to the ruling APC in the months to come.”
Claiming nonetheless that the perceived selection strategy of a flagbearer for the APC may likely result in chaos unavoidable.