Thabane appeals for unity

Thabane appeals for unity

MASERU – ALL Basotho Convention (ABC) leader Thomas Thabane has appealed to his followers to stop infighting that is deepening the cracks in the party.
Thabane was addressing supporters at a rally in Likhoele constituency last Sunday.
About 40 buses ferried people from all over the country to the rally.
And for the first time supporters were treated to a free meal at the party’s expense.

The party is said to have slaughtered several beasts in what some see as an attempt to lure supporters to the rally.
Thabane’s rally was competing for attention with another one held by Professor Nqosa Mahao’s faction in Berea.
A day before the rally, ABC Secretary General Samonyane Ntsekele implored ABC supporters countrywide to attend the rally because the party would pay for their transport.
Ntsekele said they have raised funds to make the rally a success.

At the rally a jovial Thabane told supporters that he remains in control of the party.
“Move out of issues which are likely to destabilise the party. I am the only leader of the party so far,” he said.
This is despite the apparent cracks in the party.
Thabane said with the party’s growth comes new challenges but the people should never forget that they entrusted the ABC to change their lives.

Thabane said is it unfortunate that the election of the National Executive Committee (NEC) has landed their party in the courts of law.
“An election is not a fight but a means to show what the people need,” Thabane said, amid cheers from the supporters.
He appealed to his followers to stop trading insults on radio stations and social media platforms.
He said the supporters should allow the courts to make a ruling on the lawsuit challenging the election result.
He also said the Members of Parliament should always remember that they were elected to serve Basotho and fight for the poor.

Thabane made a strong appeal to his followers to shun issues likely to sow confusion within the party.
He said those in those in the ABC driver’s seat should introspect and “see where they come from so that they could see if they are still in the same boat with what has united them”.
He was however quick to mention that there are still underlying challenges facing the government.
These problems include the teachers’ strike, rampant crime, the wool debacle, biting poverty and unemployment.
He allayed the fears of the nation telling supporters that the teachers’ strike is nearing its end because negotiations between the government and the teachers’ unions are at an advanced stage.
He said the teachers would be back in classes soon.
“The government has resolved the wool and mohair issue and there are some people who are already being paid,” Thabane.

The Prime Minister said his government is set to create more than 8 000 jobs.
Thabane said Basotho at grassroots level are wallowing in abject poverty.
He said his party is growing from strength to strength as justified by the satisfactory voter turnout during the last election.
He said they have to always stand by their party’s motto that hunger is an enemy.
“Let’s leave here having opened a page of how we are going to curtail the joblessness and other social ills affecting the people,” Thabane said.
In his welcome remarks Likhoele MP, Molefi Phamotse, said they feel honoured that Thabane was having a rally in the constituency.

Thooe Ramolibeli

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