Deep division has set into the National Reformation Movement (NRM) that stoutly battles the leadership of the main opposition All Peoples Congress party to institute revolutionary changes in the party.
With pressure high on the embattled APC leadership by NRM which dragged the party leadership to court in January this year, the Movement have accused the APC Chairman and Leader ex-President Ernest Bai Koroma of fuelling internal division in the National Reformation Movement (NRM), following breakaway of some of their members.
According to the movement’ spokesman, over the past weeks, they’ve had several pre meetings with senior APC executive, purported to have been sent by ex-president Koroma to negotiation on their behalf for which there is no assurance that whatever resolution is reached would be binding on the party leadership.
As a result, the Movement resolved not to attend any further meetings, unless the party formally invites them or give formal accreditation to somebody to negotiate on their behalf.
Notwithstanding the movement’s hardnosed decision, they said, Minkailu Koroma, one of the plaintiffs in the matter who has now left the Movement was in a hurry to negotiate and because they refused, which might have frustrated his plans and promises, he chose to act otherwise.
“If he had not been infiltrated, he would not have suggested to us to withdraw our case in court when our goal has not been achieved. Thank God, he is not the only plaintiff in the matter for he would have left the movement in serious trouble,” he said.
Meanwhile, NRM insists that they would not be deterred from the cause by the likes of the former Public Relations Officer, Minkailu Koroma, who they said, was impeached as President of the FBC Student Union by students for similar act of sabotage.