Written by Mahmud Tim Kargbo
Bai Mahmoud Bangura and his supporters keep on spreading baseless allegations that Ibrahim Yusuf Beloz Bangura is aspiring for the APC Youth League Presidency because he wants to pursue his mother’s Presidency goal. What a joke, what a lack of understanding of APC Youth present needs, what an out of touch archaic and outrageous allegations by Bai Mahmoud and his team. The statement is irresponsible, it give out the wrong signal, desperation at all cost to grab powers and show relevance and the dishonesty of Bai Mahmoud in sincerely accessing,viewing and analyising the vulnerable plights of our APC Youth that Beloz is determine to efficiently addressed and restore their lost confidence in the system. The truth is, this is an exercise in deception Bai Mahmoud and his team are raising to deceive the people. Please don’t try to close me down on a very important point.
We Believe Bai Mahmoud and his team are making this deliberate lie to try and deceive the APC Youth once again as he did before when he assured them he will address their welfare but turn his back against them and ended up improving himself at the expense of the APC Youth. Where do our APC Youth stand in criminal reform, youth empowerment, social services for our youth these are things we are suppose to talk about instead of making reckless statements misrepresenting the reality. Our youth want to see our young political leaders gripping a crisis; what has been seen so far in Bai Mahmoud’s administration as the head of our APC Youth is a crisis being fumbled in the youth league. And Bai Mahmoud’s APC leadership mistake will be catastrophic and disastrous if allow to continue especially as we are approaching a transitional elections and President Koroma will be leaving the seat of power with his popularity. Hence the essence to inject new blood in the Youth wing like Beloz who’s yet to loss his support to our youth.
If it’s not too rude to start with, let’s go straight to the crux of the matter. This negative tricks by Bai Mahmoud and his team to exact odd pressure to clip the wings of positive minded people within the party must stop immediately as we shall not risk the APC to become a proxy ground for unethical political tricks against our positive minded comrades.
Today there’s a sense of paralysis among our APC Youth because the behaviour of Bai Mahmoud and the youth feeling towards him. This has resulted to an immediate sense of distrust and conspiracy against the system as evident in the previous bye elections. There’s a profound structural damage in our APC Youth League, a sense of uncertainty, inability of policy makers like Bai Mahmoud to catch up with the crisis as Bai Mahmoud and his team were always busy building a bridge to no where instead of building a bridge to some where for our APC Youth. Everybody in the Youth League is stepping backward to satisfy his own desire rather than stepping forward to engaging the youth meaningfully. Beloz sensed this sense of destruction that can go worse if not countered and he wants to bring that genuine change for the good of all. Beloz is a line of thinking that needed to be heard who unfortunately they trying to silence. One is wondering how they could have the nerve to be calling us brothers after ratting us. But they must hold the mirror up to themselves and say why they did it as Beloz is set to create the real difference in the lives of our youth.
It will be constructive and useful for those engaging in this misrepresentation of the reality to know that Beloz is determinedly upbeat with great sense of patient with slow diplomatic energy to effect peaceful Positive change in the lives of APC youth. It doesn’t matter the strategic black hole they open in this APC Youth League politics we are very competent enough to fill it easily as we know Beloz is a true leader that can lead by example, he has what it takes in delivering real political outcome from outlined projects and prevent our APC Youth from keep on running in to insurmountable problems. The language Beloz has since we started this struggle is purpose forward movement and attain of goal. Attacking honest members of our party with honest desires to effect peaceful positive change for the good of all will inevitably threaten the ability to sustain our party in governance. And I believe APC government is in a race against time to meet to our promises to the people especially our youth. And no individual within the party has the monopoly of knowledge to address this issue. That’s why Beloz as a good leader is calling for collective consciousness as he wants to constantly partner with others within the party to devise new ways to bring about a challenge to the young folks of the party and to provide an outlet for their energies and give them a sense of belonging.
We know it’s a choice of Bai Mahmoud to chase the Youth League Presidency even further down the right-wing rabbit hole. But for all the decision about Bai Mahmoud and his team Esch-A-sketch strategy can the future of our APC youth change with Bai Mahmoud maintaining his position as APC Youth League President? The answer is a definite NO. For youth issues, it’s not about few cabal of professionals sitting up there creating all the answers to the country’s APC youth problems. No it’s not, it’s about community, civil societies coming together to provide answers. We have fundamental differences of opinion Bai Mahmoud and his team believes that government create jobs for our APC Youth and we believe that business create jobs for them. And Beloz want to maintain policies in the APC Youth League that can quickly win the majority of youth in the country over to the APC before the transitional elections.
Guys give us a chance we are brilliantly up to the challenge.