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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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WAKE UP CONGRESS
The Congress of the People (COP) has been given enough opportunities in the past to establish its own identity within the PP as a political party committed to the core principles of openness, fairness and accountability in the delivery of good governance. Unfortunately, despite numerous occasions on which the party leadership was called upon to take an independent stand that would distance the COP from serious allegations made about the conduct of senior members in the UNC, the party failed miserably in the task of distinguishing itself as a vehicle capable of promoting and displaying the “new politics.”
There are many reasons for the dismal performance of the COP in the local government elections, in which it lost all the corporations it previously held, including the impact of the silence and inaction of the former leader of the COP in instances in which his voice of dissention ought to have been booming. Instead, when grievous errors and outright wrongdoing fell squarely in the lap of the major partner of the PP, the COP sat silently or, at the very best, spoke in less than categorical terms, and so became part and parcel of the political nonsense of the UNC.
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