Regardless of who is telling the truth, WP needs to find a way forward.
End of the day, the party is more important than any individual including Pritam.
It might be controversial to say this, but I think it’s an option for Pritam to consider resigning as party secretary. Regardless of what the truth is, there are multiple leadership failures that are brought to light which he needs to be responsible for.
It’s going to be a painful process, there isn’t a long list of candidates to take over from him. But WP needs to think about how best to limit the fallout from this.
If Pritam stays on, his tenure will forever be mired by this debacle. But if he resigns as party secretary and continue to work in WP, he could show that he is not above party discipline and is ready to take responsibility and accept punishments.
In fact, it fits into the narrative of WP wanting accountability and responsibility.
It is still possible for Pritam to run for party sec again in the future. Singaporeans love to see a redemption arc. Pritam has the chance to play that role perfectly.
In my view, whether Pritam and gang or Raeesah is right, it’s not as important as the fate of the WP. Pritam, as the party sec, needs to prioritise that above everything else, including himself.