Ambasador John Leigh has tenderd his letter of resignation to the Sierra Leone Peoples Party secretary General, Mr. Sulaiman Banja Tejan Sie on the 15th of December 2011 Read his letter below
December 15, 2011
Mr. Suliaman Tejan-Sie
Sierra Leone People’s Party
After much careful thought and deep soul-searching over time, I have concluded that I must exit the party that I have genuinely long labored to promote and modernize against impossible odds.
In deciding to resign my party membership, I have categorically rejected any and all advice and recommendations from deeply loyal party friends I respect and who repeatedly pleaded with me to stay put.
Clearly, while many fine personalities continue as loyal, hard working party members nationwide and abroad, someone with my background, experience and upbringing cannot belong to a political party fronted by ex-junta personalities and under the sordid influence of those I personally know as nation-wreckers, money-grubbing lying rogues, false pretenders for money and such-like characters; not to mention the widespread acceptance in secret and off-camera of voodoo juju-swear ceremonies as part and parcel of the party’s unofficial ’democratic’ process in selecting its leadership. Accordingly, please enter my resignation, effective today, from my membership of the Sierra Leone People’s Party as well as any patron or committee positions that may have been assigned me.
Thank you for your kind cooperation.
John E. Leigh
cc: Mr. John O. Benjamin,SLPP Chairmn
Dr. Alieu Massaquoi, Acting Secretary-General, SLPP New England, USA Chapter
Mr. Murtada Tunis, Secretary-General, SLPPNA
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