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The ruling All People’s Congress (APC) Youth President, Honorable Alimamy Kamara (in photo) is reportedly touching nerves of the Mines Minister, accusing him of organizing a meeting with sections of APC youths without his approval.
It is told that Honorable Alimamy has lately stopped a number of APC youths from holding a meeting with the Minister of Mines, who happened to be the APC Western Area Chairman.
The youth President, we are told, was spotted priding himself as a major stakeholder to the success of APC in the 2007 elections.
Disclosures have it that the Youth President told a handful of APC youth members that all Ministers wishing to have any meeting with the youth league must undoubtedly seek his consent.
It could be recalled that the Minister of Mines, Minkailu Mansaray Thursday 25th held a meeting with factions of APC youths at the APC party headquarters in Freetown.
The meeting, a source revealed, brought a split from among the membership of the APC youth league.
APC Youth sources indicate that Honorable Alimamy (youth President) has cautioned his subjects not to encourage any meeting with Ministers, Councilors, Members of Parliament and Mayors if a letter of information is not officially written the leadership of the youth league.
A growing mix-up is reportedly mounting between Honorable Alimamy and some Ministers including Mayors representing the APC at respective jurisdictions.
It could be recalled that the Minister of Trade, Richard Conteh, once held a meeting with APC youths at their party headquarters.
Even though the meeting took place in the absence of the national youth President, his endorsement of such a meeting was allegedly 100% affirmative.
That his disagreement and pressurizing of the youths; convincing them not witness the meeting called upon by the APC Western Area Chairman and Minister of Mines, Minkailu Mansaray, consequently brings to light facts that there are splits from within ranks of the party.
The signs are that a good number of Ministers, Members of Parliament, Councilors and Mayors draw closer to the youths because the fever of elections are much more near.
The APC youth league being a formidable force; producing the bulk of voters within the party, apparently attracts attention of political bigwigs for acknowledgment when elections are at the corner.
Some youths that spoke to this press questioned legal stipulations in relation to superiority as enshrined in the APC party constitution.
“The youth league President and the Western Area APC Chairman (Minkailu Mansaray), who is more senior within the hierarchy party?” youths asked.
Sources say however that Honorable Alimamy has told his youth league buddies that he will be vying for the Western Area Mayoral position come 2012.
In an interview with Honourable Alimamy, he denied inciting youths against Minkailu Mansaray, but reaffirms his abundant respect for him.
“It is not true though that I coerced youth to refrain from attending a meeting held by the Western Area Chairman at all,” he said.
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