MEC backs no-confidence vote

MEC backs no-confidence vote

MASERU IN a sudden change of heart, the Movement of Economic Change (MEC) Youth League says it supports tomorrow’s planned vote of no confidence against Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili.

However, they said they disagree with the arrangement that the Alliance of Democrats (AD) leader Monyane Moleleki and his ally All Basotho Convention (ABC)’s Tom Thabane will take turns to occupy the prime minister’s position.

The youth league told a press conference yesterday that “they are dedicated to support the rule of law that is for the benefit of the people”.
“We are aware that the current government does not have enough numbers to be government and we will not allow that to happen because it is against the rule of law,” said MEC youth league leader, Molumaele Lepeli.

“We walk by law and therefore are only right to support this motion,” Lepeli said.
He however said they believe the arrangement that Thabane and Moleleki will lead for 18 months each will not help the country because it is meant for them to qualify for benefits “instead of putting the people’s interests at heart”.

“It shows that they do not say anything about the people but themselves. This relationship of opposition is nothing but a coalition of people who want to fill their stomachs, people who are hungry for power,” Lepeli said.

“Imagine the many funds of the country being deposited into three former Prime Ministers’ accounts in a period of five years, this is nothing but people who want to benefit themselves.”

Lepeli said though it is legal to have a new government without going to the elections, “it is only right when it is for the benefit of the people and not of the leaders”.
“We live in a democratic country and we should be democratic as leaders.”

“We believe in governance of freedom and we will therefore not allow a man who was not chosen by the people to be Prime Minister of the people.”
Lepeli said they therefore want elections to be held than to have a government formed by the opposition.

MEC leader, Selibe Mochoboroane, is the party’s only leader in parliament although he has said he has the support of five LCD proportional representative MPs.
Mochoboroane is on record as having said his party will not support the motion to remove the government.

He still enjoys good relationship with Mosisili despite having been fired from the cabinet after he formed the MEC.

Rose Moremoholo

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