According to Emerson, the reason for his new direction was born out of the fact that political chemistry between him and his former party’s comrades in Kono district no longer rhymes in the human eyes.
He said: “During the administration of President Siaka Stevens and Joseph Saidu Momoh, the APC party was a party for all and this includes the common man like petty traders and teachers.”
The former mayor went on to say: “Needless to say that this cherished values of the party and the nation have been abandoned, the illegal and unconstitutional removal from office of the Nation’s elected Vice President in March 2015 and my indefinite suspension as Mayor by Government for alleged corruption in February 2016 raised serious questions over the rule of law and good governance.”
The former Mayor went further to condemned the recent policy of the Party with regards to the choice of the party’s Presidential candidate and running mate which decision is no longer determined by the Party’s national delegates but it is at the sole decision of a “single person”, clearly indicate that the party has ceased to be a democratic entity.
“That even the choice of the Party’s district and national executives is not done by elections. Therefore, there is no longer any transparency in the management of the process for persons aspiring for positions in the party at both local and national levels.” Emerson concluded.