Chairman and Leader of the Alliance Democratic Party (ADP), Mohamed Kamaraimba Mansaray has referred to the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) and the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) as “birds of the same feather.”
The (idiomatic) phrase "birds of same feather" means people having similar characters, backgrounds, interests, or beliefs".
Mohamed Kamaraimba made this statement yesterday Tuesday 11th July, 2017, whilst reacting to a news release from the Office of the Vice President stating the cross-carpeting of a presidential aspirant from the main opposition SLPP.
Whilst explaining, Kamarainba said that the cross-carpeting of Franklyn Rogers is a big blow to the SLPP, but he said, he was not surprised to get the news as both APC and SLPP are the same political parties which have collectively worked towards crippling Sierra Leone. He said, “the APC and SLPP have similar visions and they are collectively responsible for the current condition of Sierra Leone.”
As a result, the ADP charismatic 2018 presidential candidate said that he is urging for Sierra Leoneans to choose his party as an alternative to the two old political parties of APC and SLPP. Therefore, he called the cross-carpeting of Franklyn Rogers as deceitful to the poor Sierra Leoneans.
Meanwhile read below the News Release from the Office of the Vice President on the cross-carpeting of the SLPP 2018 presidential aspirant to the ruling APC.
VP Foh Welcomes Former SLPP Aspirant To The APC
Former SLPP Flagbearer Aspirant and Spokesman for the All Aspirants Alliance, Franklin Joe Rogers today 11th July, 2017 called on Hon. Vice President, Ambassador Dr. Victor Bockarie Foh to inform him of his resignation from the Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) and his decision to join the All People’s Congress (APC).
Briefing Vice President Foh on his reasons for resigning from the SLPP, Franklin Rogers, an indigenous son of Tihun (home of Julius Maada Bio), cited amongst other things, the high level of violence within the SLPP as a major factor. He furthered that the values of the Party have been eroded by one single individual for his sole gullible ambition to rule Sierra Leone at all cost. He emphasised that the once good and admirable image of the SLPP have now been replaced by terrorist activities.
|SLPP's Franklyn Rogers standing closer to APC's Honourable Vice President Victor Foh, and holding on to his new APC membership card
Franklin Rogers in presenting his APC Party Membership Card to VP. Foh, informed him that he, after extensive consultations with his family and supporters, decided to join the APC Party with the conviction that the All People’s Congress is the only Party in Sierra Leone that is geared towards development.
Mr. Rogers paid special tribute to the Leader and Chairman of the Party, President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma for the role he played in winning him over to the APC. He also thanked the Party's Secretariat for making his transition to the APC a smooth sail.
The astute Franklin Rogers pledged to work hard for the continuous growth of the Party and to help in propagating the political philosophies of the APC.
VP. Foh in his response, said he, on behalf of the Leader and Chairman and the entire membership, wholeheartedly welcome Franklin Rogers to the APC Party. He applauded the respect shown by Mr. Rogers for the Leadership of the Party and his acknowledgment of the role played by President Koroma in influencing his decision.
The APC, VP. Foh said, is a "kombra party" that stands for nation building. He reiterated that APC always appreciates and reward those who work for it. This, according to him, was demonstrated few days ago in Kenema, where the Party's hierarchy and supporters, led by the Leader and Chairman, converged for the funeral rites of the late Hon. Joseph Bandabla Dauda, whom had served this country diligently under both the APC and SLPP.
VP. Foh however, lamented the conspicuous absence of the SLPP hierarchy at the funeral in Kenema.
Vice President Foh therefore, encouraged Franklin Rogers to stay true to his conviction. He entreated him to break free from the back-ward lot and work with people that are development oriented.
VP. Foh assured Mr. Rogers that he had come to the Party that will respect and work with him, appreciate and reward him. "You have made no mistake to come to the APC", VP. Foh averred.
We may recall the attack on Franklin Rogers on 9th January, 2017 in broad day-light, within the vicinities of the Law Courts Building on Siaka Stevens Street and State Avenue with stones, knives and daggers leaving him with serious injuries to his head and other parts of his body, by people he referred to as "SLPP Terrorists".
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