Thabane strikes conciliatory note

Thabane strikes conciliatory note

MASERU-ALL Basotho Convention (ABC) leader Prime Minister Thomas Thabane struck a conciliatory tone when he officially opened the party’s elective conference on Saturday.
In his opening speech earlier, leader Thomas Thabane said the conflicts in the party during NEC elections “do not mean war or separation but it is just politics”.

“Where we did not do well in our administration we should ask for forgiveness, “matsoho ho lutla a sebetsang” (loosely translated people who do nothing cannot make any mistakes),” he said.
“Sometimes as leadership we go wrong thinking that we are doing what is right. On behalf of our outgoing committee, I appeal to you all to turn to a new page and let us go forward,” he added.

He said people always differ in opinions therefore they should accept each other.
“We should always remember that our party is bigger than us as individuals or group,” he said.
He also said the purpose is to elect the national executive committee that will take care of the vision of the party.
“The journey here has not been easy at all, tensions were high and the enemy thought we were separating.”

Thabane said his party has grown and its power comes from their unity as members.
“Coming here others have long faces and that should end right here. After the elections we should collaborate and work together for Basotho,” he said.

Thabane also reminded the ABC members that their party is all about love and oneness of the whole nation.
“There are challenges as Lesotho has unemployment, no electricity and water, climate change, HIV and others, we will overcome all of these problems if we could come together.”
He said to lead a big party that grows like ABC is a challenge citing that it is a job that needs humbleness, patience and faithfulness to God.

Staff Reporter

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