PMDC Holds National Conference in November
By Stephen V. Lansana
The National Organizing Secretary of People’s Movement for Democratic Change party (PMDC), Tommy Kargbo said that the party will be holding its National Executives Conference in Bo in November this year.
Kargbo told Premier News in an interview, on Monday August 29, 2016, at the party headquarters in Freetown that the national conference will last for one week. He also disclosed that the party will be holding its primary election on October 29, 2016. “All intending aspirants should send in their application letters on or before Friday September 30,” he said.
He said that the positions are opened to every party member that fulfils the lay down criteria in the constitution. He encouraged party members who are interested in national, district or constituency positions across the country to send in their application.
“We are strictly going by our constitution which says that districts executives will conduct the constituency election. The regional executives will conduct the district election and the national executives will conduct the regional election. The newly elected members will elect their national executives,” he explained.
He pointed out that anyone that holds the party identification card will be eligible to vote at both constituencies and districts levels. “The PMDC electoral college is unique as compared to other parties because we create the platform for every member to participant in the electoral processes within the party.
The party members will elect three delegates from every constituency and district across the country, so that they will vote for the national executives,” he emphasized.
Tommy Kargbo added that all regional executives are qualified to vote during the conference.
He stated that the election will be free and fair because every member is allowed to vote, adding that their members are always satisfied with the way they conduct their elections. “In PMDC, we cannot make delegate. We allow party members to vote for the delegates, and the person that has the majority of votes will be the delegate that will vote in the national conference,” he said.
He added that members are not allowed to campaign to delegates and other party members with money, because the party constitution makes provision for them to suspend any member from the party if they are caught bribing voters. “In fact the party does not have money, so how can members influence the election when there is no money,” he emphasized. He said that the party is ready to bring positive change in the country, and that they are ready to move the country forward.