Less 15 months to 2018 elections, accounts of the main opposition Sierra Leone People Party (SLPP) speak of pittance 9 million Leones, Salone Times reports.
This was disclosed on public media by the Deputy Chairman and Leader of the party, Dr Prince Harding According to Harding, the party has a little as 9 million Leones in the Leone Account and $2,000 in the foreign account.
He claimed that the present executive of the party failed to present it audited reports for the past three years to the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) because they have so many legal battles they were dealing with in court as an executive.
He furthered that JOB wants to gain sympathy and that is the reason he is saying that the party should submit his audit report.
“Are we the only party that has not submitted our audited report,” the Deputy Chairman asked.
“We cannot use negative examples for our party. We will submit our reports as we have already prepared the draft reports,” he added.
Meanwhile senior party stalwarts are throwing words all over the place accusing themselves of squandering billions of money meant for the party.
The former Chairman of the party, John Oponjo Benjamin commonly called JOB has accused the former flagbearer of the party in 2012 elections, Julius Maada Bio and his running mate Dr. Kadie Sesay of failing to account for money that were given to them in the last elections.
On the other hand Dr. Kadie Sesay accused the former Chairman of not accounting for over Le 1 billion that was paid by aspirants of the party and another 280,000 United States Dollars that was given to the party by Nigerian Government.
Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella has earlier said that the SLPP needs about 3 Million United States Dollars to prepare for the 2018 elections but supporters are now worried that the accounts of their party are in red as it remains less than 16 months for the general elections.