Opposition politician Simeon Freeman has signalled the danger in electing “old and greedy politicians with a history of exploiting the system to enrich themselves and their families.”
Mr. Freeman is a businessman and leader of the Movement for Progressive Change (MPC) political party that participated in the 2011 Legislative and Presidential Elections.
Addressing scores of citizens in Salala District, Bong County, over the weekend, Mr. Freeman urged the electorate to refuse to be carried away by empty talk from old politicians still hanging around.
Some of such individuals Mr. Freeman explained, have always lived in luxury at the expense of the masses.
“People that worked for government have shown you their work over the years. They have shown that without a government job, they cannot survive. When they need your votes, they will go everywhere with you; they even allow you sometimes to enter their bedrooms. They answer every call when they want your votes.
But, after winning the election, they become too busy people to meet those that voted them in and those things they promised along the way, change automatically.
I say, Bong County, shine your eyes on those you vote for in these elections, Mr. Freeman intoned.
The MPC political leader warned that electing the same ‘old politicians’ is a clear indication that the system will remain the same while a majority of the people suffer at the hands of bad governance.
“Putting the same people back in power will be an opportunity for their children to prosper at the detriment of the masses. You shouldn’t be the ones giving their children these opportunities when your children should also benefit from the national cake,” he pointed out.
The businessman turn politician made these assertions when he graced the adoption of SASAFU constitution and membership drive program.
SASAFU is an organization that brings together three districts in Lower Bong County for the purpose of fostering development in those regions.
Mr. Freeman then committed L$125,000 towards the sustainability of the organization; he promised to provide stationeries for the organization’s offices.
He called on the leadership of the organization to rotate SASAFU meetings in the three districts in order to show unity and the people’s participation in activities of the organization.
SASAFU should have sub-offices in all three districts, Freeman said.
The organization is being tipped as a force to be reckoned with in selecting public officials for the county, in an upcoming Special Senatorial Election.