It remains Inconclusive whether or not the much loved and revered Chairman and Leader of the All People’s Congress (APC), former President, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma would opt to vie for the party’s leadership at the next National Delegations’ Conference (NCD) or decide to take a graceful exit.
According to findings, the membership of the party is divided over the issue, with one section calling for his resignation and majority calling on him to stay on and lead the party into the 2023 national elections.
On the part of Ernest, he made it categorically clear after his two terms in office as president ended in April 2018 and that he was tired and desired to retire from party politics to live a life as an elderly statesman concerned with continental issues rather than national politics.
However, it could be recalled that he was prevailed on to stay on and provide the party with leadership until a transitioned into a new phase.
Since then, Ernest has at several party meetings in his retirement home in Makeni, stated that he is tired and looking forward to facilitating the process to get a new leadership.
According to The Exclusive Newspaper, he however maintained that he would not be forced into relinquishing his position by Court Order as, according to him, he was not elected by a Court but by the party and if it turns out that way, he would seek the confirmation of his party membership.
Quite recently in Makeni, addressing a gathering of party members and supporters, Ernest said that he is looking forward to seeing the election of new national officers from ward level up to national executive officers. He stated that he will five his blessing to the new officers that be elected. Meanwhile, the APC Acting National Publicity Secretary, Sidi Yayah Tunis has stated that it is legal and constitutional for Ernest to context in the upcoming party elections if he chooses to.