By Adama Tine
The People’s Democratic The party leader of the Organisation for Independence and Socialism (PDOIS), Halifa Sallah has said that his party will not be part of any coalition just for the sake of changing a regime.
The Serrekunda National Assembly Member and presidential candidate for PDOIS stated that his party’s position on a coalition ahead of the December elections was that a coalition should be about ending the poverty and injustice citizens are grappling with.
“Now, we are faced with a new situation that change came through the ballot box but many people are saying the change has not brought them what they had desired for themselves,” he told reporters on Thursday.
He added that regime change is a change of government but what people are now demanding is a change of a system to ensure that their poverty, any injustice and their ignorance would actually be eradicated. Those forces who recognise this could come together to be able to salvage the country.
According to him, bringing people together just for a change of a regime, at this moment, will be an abuse of our population who are demanding for that change to really come about – a change that is meaningful and purposeful.
“PDOIS position is that, we will not be part of any coalition just for the sake of changing a face. We can only be part of a coalition whose fundamental aim is to eradicate the poverty, the injustice and the ignorance of our people,” he said.