“Not quite,” says a seasoned regional observer. “Pessima and Co are wasting a lot of precious time and energy doing stupid things,” the observer concludes.
One “stupid” thing among many during the brief time Pessima and team have assumed office is the relationship with Chapter heads and some executive team members.
One Chairperson is Amina Kawa of the North Carolina DRC Chapter. In her letter of complaint to the SLPP National Chairman, Kawa accuses Pessima of constitutional violations.
Without due process, Pessima instructed Namisa Kramer, the Regional Secretary-General, to remove Kawa from all SLPPNA Communications forums for forwarding the NGC flyer.
The flyer advertised an NGC event in Philadelphia with Hon. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkela as Chairman of the occasion. Kawa rerouted the flyer to the regional WhatsApp forum for clarification. All hell, let loose!
According to information making the rounds on social media, the SLPPNA Chairman made a substantial donation to NGC toward their upcoming August Convention in North America.
A tart response from Pessima dismissed the allegation. However, the rumor mills are having a field day, churning and analyzing NGC and SLPPNA, holding major events within the same month and in the same city, Philadelphia.
Since its inception in March 2021, the Desmond Pessima-led SLPPNA Executive is losing steam in the region and across a section of its regional membership.
“Desmond does not have a clear plan and is too arrogant to recognize the source of true authority in this region,” says one SLPPNA political pundit.
The current incident involving the two Chairpersons – Desmond Pessima and Amina Kawa of the SLPPNA North Carolina DRC Chapter, led to the immediate removal of Madam Kawa from all SLPPNA Official WhatsApp forums by the SLPPNA Regional Secretary-General, Namisa Kramer.
The SLPPNA membership has condemned the action of the Secretary-General. Several people that have spoken to SLPP Today think the move was unwarranted and procedurally inappropriate.
The first immediate condemnation came from the SLPP NA Regional PRO, “Gentle” Patrick Maada Koroma. Since then, condemnations continue to mount on several other issues.
Kawa has sent a formal letter of complaint to the SLPP National Chairman, Dr. Prince Harding, and is waiting for a response. The SLPP National Chairman is yet to respond to the letter.
Meanwhile, you can read the full letter here: Letter Of Complaint Against Desmond Pessima