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Charles Maigai gives APC minus zero percent at SLPP delegate conference in Sierra Leone

The leader for the People’s Movement for Democratic Change Party (PMDC) has said in Freetown that he will only give President Ernest Bai Koroma’s government a credit for maintaining peace and stability while in other development areas they deserve minus zero. Speaking at the SLPP Delegate Conference on Saturday 30th July, Lawyer Charles Francis Margai at first he thought the All People’s Congress Party will do well after his party had supported them to win the 2007 Presidential Run-off Elections. “They have totally failed us,” he revealed.

 

 

The PMDC Leader sent a clear message to delegates that the SLPP lost the 2007 elections due to mistakes made in the 2005 Makeni Delegates’ Conference. “The Delegates by then were sent to elect a leader but because of money they elected the wrong choice that was not marketable,” he said, and warned that this same mistake should not be repeated.

“Vote your conscience in accordance with people you are representation, don’t vote for money,” says Mr. Margai. The PMDC Leader, who received thunderous cheers from the delegates, stated that the PMDC is only waiting to see the kind of leader the SLPP will elect. “It is the PMDC that made APC win, and so if you want to win the 2012 elections please elect a candidate that is marketable. Let your leader don’t be like Berewa that you were not able to sell,” he warned, and further added that “If you don’t have a leader that will contest against Ernest Bai Koroma don’t waste our time.
Mr. Margai informed the conference that he will not dissolve the PMDC but he believes in collaboration to save the nation. “My party is neutral in the contest. If you elect a fine candidate we will talk during the Run-off,” he said.

He however lauded the Political Parties Registration Commission, PPRC, for doing a good service to the nation. He called on other political parties to put pressure on government to support the Commission so that it carries out its mandate well.
Chairman of the PPRC, Justice Ademusu said it is good to see the opposition SLPP electing its Flag Bearer for the 2012 elections. “For us to enjoy peace and democratic governance we need the support of political parties. With your full cooperation PPRC will fulfill its mandate,” he assured.

The SLPP Member of Parliament, Emmanuel Tommy thanked the PMDC Leadership for showing his true brotherhood. He informed his audience that the SLPP MPs in Parliament have committed themselves to show that their party is the only one that capable of ruling the country. “When we lost power to the APC in 2007 their party was in disarray. We as MPs came together to make our own input. This is why every year we are contributing Le54m (fifty four million Leones) to the development of the party,” he revealed, and added that they have on several occasions walked out of Parliament for the development of the country.

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56 Responses to Charles Maigai gives APC minus zero percent at SLPP delegate conference in Sierra Leone

  1. P Muana

    July 31, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Thw whole truth, nothing but the TRUTH……….No more YANKS…..

  2. Mohammed F Taqi

    July 31, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Am not suprised at the dictator-Charles Margai.He will never be a leader of our beloved country Sierra Leone.He is a political prostitute….keep switching support for Parties{ SLPP(Sierra Leone Problem Party),PMDC,APC,PMDC and now SLPP}.Shame on you Charles.

  3. MAYA KAIKAI

    July 31, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    I FIND THE POSTING OFLAWYER CHARLES MARGAI-A MAN WHO I HAVE TREMENDOUS RESPECT FOR AS AN ELDER-VERY INTERESTING BUT ALSO VERY MUCH LIKE A TWO-SIDES OF A STORY-TELLER.
    FOR EVERY OBJECTIVE SIERRA LEONEAN WHO LEAVES OVERSEAS CAN ATTEST THAT SIERRA LEONE APPEARS FAR BETTER THAN THE SLPP REIGNS OF POWER UNDER TEJAN KABBA.
    THE IOTA OF THE TRUTH IS THAT THERE IS NO ONE PARTY THAT IS INFALLABLE TO OUR SUSPICIOUS THOUGHTS ABOUT BEING CORRUPT THOUGH THE EVIDENCES ARE FLAW WITH NO SUPPORTING FACTS.
    THE BIG QUESTION REMAINS-HOW CAN CHARLES MARGAI OR ANY OTHER SIERRA LEONEAN POLITICIAN PROOF TO BE DIFFERENT FROM ERNEST BAI KOROMA?
    I WISH AND PRAY IF WE ALL CAN LOVE OUR COUNTRY RATHER THAN FOCUSING ON THIS POLITICAL DIVIDES THAT LABEL US AS SLPP,APC AND THE LIKES.CRITICIZING APC MIGHT BE FAR FROM THE TRUTH BECAUSE THE FACTS ARE TANGIBLE UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF ERNEST KOROMA UNLIKE THE UNCERTAINTY AND BLEAK ERA OF SIERRA LEONE UNDER TEJAN KABBA.
    ABOVE IT ALL,CHARLES MARGAI ON SEVERAL OCCASSIONS IN THE USA AND SIERRA LEONE HAS CONFIRMED IN THE OPEN THAT “HE IS DESPOTIC LEADER” AND A “BENEVOLENT DICTATOR”-WHAT CAN WE ANALYZE FROM SUCH A BELIEVE?

  4. Mannaski

    July 31, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Charles Margai could not have been more honest and matter of factly as to state his disappointment in the APC party, more so the person he trusted most, then candidate and now president Ernest Bai Koroma. It is instructive to note that Charles Margai neglected his own father’s house, laid his life, limb and credibility on the line at the expense of wise consel and at worse threats from friends, family members and some detractors to back the APC during the 2007 presidential run-off election, on the basis of one cardinal and fundamental philosophy; that of doing away with tribal, regional and religious bigotry in S/Leone. He however had no idea what he was running himself into, and now that he has seen that the man he trusted so much and in whose hands he put so much is the celebrated tribalist the country has ever elected to the highest office in the country, he has no choice but to call it as he sees fit. This is why Charles is calling the things that are happening in present day S/Leone by their real names Corruption, tribalism, regionalism, and running the country like a family business, for the Koroma family and his cronies.
    Thanks Charles for calling things as you see them, and this time, help us redeem this country once again.

  5. Bishop Samuel S.M. Boyabei

    July 31, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    The illustrious and brilliant lawyer, Charles Margai(an elderly politician I esteem), has been frank once again. However, Ngor Margai, the political dynamics in Sierra Leone are swiftly changing. There is a sift that has ushered in a shift, and we must all embrace it. I know you are quite aware of this. Let me predict that you might not be the DECIDER in 2012, but surely you will be a little part. I speak as man , and not as a prophet.

    This time around, Sierra Leone must get ready for a BIG political surprise. There is a TRUTH you hold(Ngor Margai)but you do not wish to state. I respect your passion for our Country, though many have betrayed and misunderstood you. All your distractors are behind schedule. You will always be part of the WINNING TEAM, but you have eaten your cake(therefore you don’t have it),albeit many people helped to ‘throw you under the bus’.

    However, be encouraged, as you will be a part of a NEW WAVE of political dynamics that is coming to Sierra Leone soon. You are nolonger electable, believe me that’s the truth, especially for the presidency. People ganged against you and are still resolved to make you remain so. You have qualities that would help but are you feared in many quaters. I will love to rest my case by asking that you perceive my note as a friendly tip, and do not hold it against me.

    To a more serious note, 2012 is a very important year for our Country, and we must all be strategically positioned for it. We cannot afford to be spectators and watch Sierra Leone go down the political steep-hill,”like a man riding on a bicycle without brakes.’ Let every Sierra Leonean get ready for some kind of an intervention(patriotic intervention). Let us all keep our Country in prayers. The peace of God be with you all. Amen.

  6. richard bangali

    July 31, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    U guys are funny u think money is everthing? So please my brother tell koroma to stop spending our country on SLPP members he can’t buy then with money. For mr margai he knows that the house of green is the true house for sierra leone. We are waiting for time to call them back home.

  7. MAYA KAIKAI

    July 31, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    I WRITE TO ANALYZE THE POSITION THE SO-CALL MANNASKI IS PUTTING FORWARD IN HIS WRITE-UP.
    CAN MANNASKI NAME ANYONE WHO HAS BEING AT THE HELM OF THE SIERRA LEONE POWER THAT IS CLEAN-NOT CORRUPT BY OUR PERCEIVE BELIEVES?
    SECONDLY,HOW CAN CHARLES MARGAI TALK ABOUT ALL THE ILLS OF ERNEST KOROMA WHEN HE HAD NEVER MANIFESTED FAIRNESS OF HIS VERY POLITICAL EXISTENCE?
    I FERVENTLY BELIEVE THAT CHARLES MARGAI’S NAME IN THE CIRCLES OF SIERRA LEONE LAW IS A NAME TO RECKON WITH-ITS A FACT.BUT HOW CAN WE REALLY BELIEVE CHARLES MARGAI WHEN HE WAS NOT UNDER ANY PRESSURE AS A KING-MAKER TO SUPPORT ERNEST KOROMA;BUT TURNING AROUND TO PROCASTINATE THE LEADERSHIP OF THE PRESIDENT TODAY?CHARLES MARGAI HAS BEEN FORTUNATE AND BLESSED TO LEAD A PARTY-PMDC,DID HIS LEADERSHIP STYLE RESONNATE WITH THE GREATER MEMBERSHIP OF PMDC?QUESTIONABLE.
    I WILL BE VERY PLEASE FOR CHARLES MARGAI TO SHOW AND PROOR WHAT HE GOT TO SIERRA LEONEANS IF HGE CAN EVER GET THAT OPPORTUNITY AND FORGET ABOUT THE CRITICISMS.
    FOR THE SAID MANNASKI,I KNOW YOU DO HAVE A TRUE NAME RATHER DODGING WITH AN ALIAS NAME WHICH WAS APPEARING TO LLOK LIKE THE FINE DIPLOMAT WHO WORKS AT THE STATE HOUSE.LETS BE REAL.

  8. Adekunle

    August 1, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Charles Margai will never lead Sierra Leone period. Sierra Leone is not the Margai’s property.

  9. Mannaski

    August 1, 2011 at 1:29 am

    Look Mr. Maya Kaikai,

    The battle that has just commenced with the election of a formidable team and soon to be elected torch-bearer of the SLPP is the battle for the soul of our dear country S/Leone. There is therefore no moral equivalence here as to who is more corrupt than the other. What we do know is that Charles Francis Margai laid everything he has ever worked for in his life i.e. all his political capital on the line to support someone he thought was going to be a transformational leader that will move our country away from pettiness, parochialism, theiving, and lay the foundation for a better country for all. That solace trust and confidence that Charles Margai handed the current president Koroma has been abused, bastadized and thrown to the garbage bin, through incompetence, shallow-mindedness, tribalism and outright corruption. “To whom much is given, much is expected” and president Koroma has not proved to be the kind of leader S/Leoneans put so much trust in. Our advice to him is, get ready to leave when he looses the 2012 elections as he is going to lose, or else let him prepare for what the former Ivorian strong man Laurent Ggagbo is facing today. It is going to be shock and awe president Koroma; get ready to close the family business as the shareholders of the company called S/Leone have lost confidence in you and are going to replace you as CEO.

  10. TEjan SHeriff

    August 1, 2011 at 1:36 am

    mr maigai.
    Thank you very much for your sweet message but majority of the slpp supporters dont appreciate it.more over its even too late for such sweet comment.we dont need you in slpp any more we can do very well without you.in politics any human can be prisident .the question is who can be a better one.people like you never loved slpp from the bottom of your heart your intrest have always been based on just becoming prisident nothing eslse.as you can see the current slpp consist of loving people who have the party at heart in good or bad times.so back off man.we are no longer intrested in dirty politics in our beloved party.

  11. sons mbawa

    August 1, 2011 at 2:37 am

    Uncle charlie has done it again at the SLPP convention ,by saying he is open to talks at the run-off . my fellow sierra-leone what is the implication of that phrase. this guy is a political prostitute. the might be smart law wise but a fool politically. i called on all sierra-leoneans to keep an eye on uncle Charlie .he has an hiden agenda to divide our beloveth country. he does not deserve a single vote and that party needs to be aborlished . lets be mindful of these type of folks who are sheep in wolves clothing. they that say hossana and will inturn be the same people that will say crucify him. he knows that he will never emerge as the president. instead he will support another party to win ,therafter start grading them as failing owefully. please advice uncle Charlie to retire to the back seat and leave active politic.

  12. farandugu

    August 1, 2011 at 4:15 am

    Charlie Boys statement can be seen as a fact, thou too late for his political career. He traded his roots for coco yebeh and now he wants a piece of the pie. Well go fen an other sie. I use to admire him as a boy but power is not a family property that he thought he had a right to. We need old folks like him and the Sama Banyas to go find a plot of grave for their final rest because these are the people that have destroyed our country with their bad policies not leaving any thing for the young and poor. Them and their co’s need to die for Mama salone to be prosperous.

    One final advice to Charlie and the Sama Banya co’s are that the young are ready and prepared to bring you down if you do not leave peacfully. We tire with una.

  13. Gassimu sesay

    August 1, 2011 at 4:40 am

    Thank you stadard times for encouraging healthy debates over the future of our fledging democracy.As for Charles margai,s comment about Ernest koroma,posterity will judge under whose leadership our country,s image has been upgraded under the united nations index rating.Under whose leadership that almost all the major cities are being transformed to some form of modern staus?Under whose leadership that the once darkest city in the world receive some form of electricity that even ngor charles is enjoying?I just came back from Sierra leone and i saw long term developmental propects and the whole country is like a construction site.Ngor charles should first proved to his PMDC that he is not power hungry or arrogant before he can grade Ernest Koroma.The people of this country have seen the light under Ernest and they will not be blinded by any lies.Lonta!

  14. MAYA KAIKAI

    August 1, 2011 at 7:04 am

    MANNASKI-I WANT TO EXCHANGE IDEAS WITH YOU BUT IT APPEARS AS IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A NAME YOU CAN BE PROUD OF THEREBY MAKING TIRED TO EXCHANGE MORE WITH YOU.
    BUT AM SHOCK FOR YOUR COMPARISON OF SIERRA LEONE TO BE LIKE IVORY COAST (GBAGBO).
    DO YOU LOVE AND HAVE ANY STAKE IN SIERRA LEONE?
    ARE YOU ABOUT TO REPEAT THE ATROCITIES THAT WERE CAUSED BY THE R U F THROUGH THE NAMES OF MOSQUITO,A B, MONAMI,COLONEL ISSA,AND THE LIKE NAMES?
    YOU ARE MAKING ME NERVOUS ESPECIALLY WHEN ONE OF THE R U F FIGHTERS THAT ATTACK MY FAMILY COMPOUND PUJEHUN WAS NAME-“MANNASKI”.
    BESIDES THAT FIGHTER,THE ONLY MANNASKI(ORIGINAL) I KNOW IS A DISTINGUISHED CHARACTER OF DIPLOMATIC STATUS WHO CAN NEVER HIDE BEHIND HIS FINGERS.
    BE REAL AND LETS ALL PUT ASIDE THESE POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES THAT DIVIDE US ACT AS SIERRA LEONEANS.
    CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT SIERRA LEONE IS NOW PART OF THE U N PEACEKEEPING FORCES IN SUDAN?THAT IS HUGE.
    FIGHTING OF ANY NATURE CAN AND WILL NEVER BE IN THE INTEREST OF SIERRA LEONE BECAUSE FIGHTING IS NEVER CONSTRUCTIVE BUT DESTRUCTIVE.
    LIKE MY OWN PERSONAL FIGHT TOWARDS POLITICS IS ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION THAT DID NOT CREATE A PROVISION FOR SOMEONE TO RUN AS AN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE THEREBY FORCING ANYONE WHO WANTS TO TAKE PART IN THE POLITICS TO EITHER GO THROUGH APC OR SLPP.I THINK WE NEED TO REVISIT THE CONSTITUTION FOR THAT PARTICULAR CLAUSE.
    BECAUSE OF THE SAID CLAUSE,WE ARE PARTLY CORRECT TO LABEL SOME PEOPLE AS “POLITICAL PROSTITUTES”.
    AND BY HAVING THIS KIND OF LABELS AND CHARACTERS,HOW CAN YOU DIFFERENTIATE THE LIKES AND CHARACTERS WERE THESE PEOPLE WILL BE OPERATING?
    IT THEREFORE LEAVE ME WITH NO CHOICE BUT TO FEEL THAT APC AND SLPP ARE ONLY DIFFERENT BY THEIR ORIGIN.SAMA BANYA IS FROM KAILAHUN BUT HAS ENJOY HIS BIGGEST FORTUNE IN POLITICS THROUGH APC;ABBASS BUNDU IS FROM BOMBALI OR PORT LOKO-HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL TRUST HIM TO BE A TRUE SLPP WHEN HIS BEST SHOT WAS WITH APC AS FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER?RESIDENT MINISTER SOUTH PROVISION WAS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF PMDC BUT HE IS DOING QUITE WELL AND COMFORTABLE WITH APC TODAY THAN ALL HIS EFFORT IN POLITICS;DR SHEKU SACCOH WAS SIERRA LEONE AMBASSADOR TO GUINEA UNDER TEJAN KABBA-A VERY STRONG AND HEAVY WEIGHT SLPP BUT HE IS APC TODAY;ARE WE GOING TO BE DOUBTING OR TRUSTING THE POLITICAL JUDGEMENTS OF THESE PEOPLE?LETS LOOK FOR A SLIGHT CONSTITUTIONAL REVIEW SO THAT WE CAN ELIMINATE THE TERM-“POLITICAL PROSTITUTE”.

  15. robert benjamin kargbo

    August 1, 2011 at 8:49 am

    It is a big shame to some people within the political circles in our nation. Unthinkable for Charles margin to cry down developments of president koroma. Is Charles not well informed? Is he not reading or listening to foreign media so as to know what the modern koroma is doing for our nation. Charles, please take a week and compare honestly all the works of the leaders of our nation since 1961. With a honest analysis by you, this korma you are criticising has done very well more than any of them. And remember in your analysis that this is just his first term. To your premature view of a run-off in 2012,you are day dreaming. A landslide victory for korma. The voters are no longer parochial in thinking as you are. They need a president who is development focus and well respected by the international community. Korma is a celebrated example and not the killer your co-party has elected. A shame to slop with all the intellectuals it claims to posseds. Think twice for it is not too late yet to earn your respect back.

  16. Ishmael

    August 1, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Great to hear Charlse Margai on a frank piece of what is really the case. Ernest Korma has polarized the country( regionalism, tribalism,nepotism and then divide and rule which are a hall mark of a failing government with no vision for it people.)
    The most competent people have all been removed from the offices with the hope that he can get the right players but the players he got were not in any productive team sheet but they doctored their cv’s and now you can clearly sense the efficiencies in the game unable to win a match. Some of his cronies he imported lack the skills and vision and do not have a clear strategy in running even their homes let alone a government and now thing are falling apart.
    All they are interested in is to fill their pocket.
    By the time he will come to realized this it will too late to save a sinking boat

  17. ABU BAKARR KAIKAI

    August 1, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Hear me out, gentlemen Mr Kaikai or Mr. Mannaski am very much convinced that whatever Law Margai had said was his personal opinion and what he stands for in his life. He had in 2007 run-off with the A P C said and acted in a way he felt was right and just in the interest of the nation. interestingly in 2011 SLPP delegates conference has said and yet to act in what he stands for in life. IS A WAIT AND SEE.

    But what puzzles me to an an extent that I have concluded to text otherwise i had no intention to make a comment on the editorial is what i gathered from your (Mr. Kaikai and Mr. Mannaski) reactions and counter reactions to a few paragraphs in Mr Margai speech which is gradually sliding in to something any practical and legal minded persone like me will interprete to mean deviating from the content to some personal aggression between the two of you.

    gentlemen, I think we must concentrate on the content and issues if possible but not on a personal front LETS DONT ALLOW IT TO DEGENERATE TO PERSONAL ATTACH. Be yourself.A WORD OF THOUGHT

  18. SIRMU JORVOR

    August 1, 2011 at 10:15 am

    It’s really a disgrace 4 Charles Margai to utter such statement that only the stability of peace can Preso. Ernest been commended for and minus that it’s a zero to all other areas. But that is a blatant lie, what about the road development that is taking place all over the country.Mind you that when such roads are completed it will make things become better over the entire country and we are really seeing some improvement in some other areas like the health care for pregnant women, children under five(5)years and all breast feeding mothers.But yet still there are certain people who are trying to sabotage such program by stealing them(hope these people are not SLPP supporters)trying to disrupt the government. But Charles beware, as this time we are not going to allow any sentiment with these politicians. Ernest is the only person that will be able to take this country from it is to another level. So SLPP, get ready for another knock out come 2012……

  19. Borbor tingha

    August 1, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Most of us Sierra Leoneans are very short sighted, how quickly we forget the past. If we cannot learn from our past, then there definitely is no future as we will conatantly be in a vortex. There are a number of factors that causes individuals to be unable to analyse without bias issues affecting our community. Tribalism, regionalism, etc. has always been with us but when perpetuated by the ruling class, then we have a major problem. President Koroma has demonstrated that Sierra Leone is one of the few countries in the world that is easy to develop. Just think of it; Whatever you do in any sector in Sierra Leone will be classed as development, look at health, education, transport, mining, etc. This shows how far we have dropped in terms of development and standard of living. It is unforgivable that the SLPP was in power for over a decade and they can hardly point to any major developmental projects of note. As for Charles Margai, his heart is still will the SLPP. Both he and the SLPP has little chance of electoral victory as I don’t think we are as myopic as we used to be. We too now can understand development when we see it.

  20. Albakry

    August 1, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    I felt compelled as a siera leonean that loves his country to comment on the Charles Margai statement; first and foremost, he never supported Ernest Koroma to bridge the tribal devide but mainly because he was mad as hell with SLPP for not giving him the flag bearership. Secondly, he was rewarded accordingly by Koroma as promised. He wanted an appointment but was given all positions agreed on before the run-off.
    Thirdly he’d long lost the respect and suppport he enjoyed during the 97 elections so, will never be a king maker in this coming elections and might not even win a single seat in parliament. Lets put tribal and political affiliations aside and be honest with ourselves, i’ve been to Sierra Leone 6 times in the past 5yrs and i can honestly say, Ernest Koroma is the best this country has ever had. Will elaborate more on that on future postings….Thanks to the management or this paper for providing us this forum to vent and educate ourselves on matters affecting us all.

  21. Al B. Johnson

    August 1, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Charles Maigai is a Disgrace to our Nation and Young Role Models,He have Criminally Minds and He Forgot,In Law School He Took the Bar Exams Two Times Preceding, before He Pass it.Tells Charles I,Lawyer Al Babatunde Johnson Said That.
    NW,London.

  22. Musa Mansaray

    August 1, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Kinni Charles when are you going to settle down and behave like a respected lawyer from a very humble home. You are always putting the Margais in a shitty mess.
    Charles the people of Salone are completely and totally fed up with your Bra Spider character and tricks. Madam Bio dont encourage him,he is a complete failure in life and he would never lead decent and civilized people. He is a disgrace to humanity. He is not a true born Margai. Lets check his DNA.
    Go home Kinni Charles and eat your dry cassava and hot pepper soup in Moyamba district. Your days are over in Sweet Salone. ‘you can fool some people some days but you cannot fool everybody everyday.
    Pa Ernest continue your good work. We have seen it all. We are fed up with stories from the same people like Charles.
    God bless Ernest.

  23. Ibrahim Bekay

    August 1, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Please don t crydown Pa Charlse for he has already contradicted himself through two factes he mentioned of the present govt output. 1,Maintaining peace amd stability. I realy want him to conclude by telling the Nation that where those two things do exist, there is development in progress. 2, He said,If you dont have a leader that will contest against Earnest Bai Koromo, dont waist our time. That simply means EBK is a hard to be replaced President because of what Pa Charlse is aware. Papa PMDC, I should thank you for that promotion. Our time shouldnt be waisted it is precious.

  24. Mohamed Lamin Sesay

    August 1, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    I think the political landscape has changed tremendously from 2007 to present. The idea of Mr Margai being a king-maker does not hold any longer. Besides, I dont think he is trusted by the SLPP rank and file. I dont think Mr Margai was honest in his submission. The president has done very well within these years to deserve a second term.Can you compare the rapid infrastructural developments that have taken place under the koroma era to that of the stagnated eleven years under the SLPP? I know we all support one party or the other. But sometimes we need to be honest.

  25. MAYA KAIKAI

    August 1, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    A POINT OF CORRECTION TO ABU BAKARR KAIKAI-ITS NOT A CONFRONTATION BUT JUST MERE ANALYSIS WHICH SOME MIGHT BE SCARY FOR THE COUNTRY WE ALL LOVE.
    HOW CAN YOU PERCEIVE SOMEONE IN THE NAME OF MANNASKI MENTIONING OF CONSEQUENCES THAT MIGHT LOOK LIKE THE ONE IN IVORY COAST(GBAGBO CASE)?
    DO WE HAVE TO LOOK AT SIERRA LEONE TO DEGENERATE INTO CHOAS OR SOMEONE LIKE MANNASKI TO PROPAGATE RIOT INSTEAD OF DIALOGUE?
    AM NOT FIGHTING WITH ANYONE BUT MERE ANALYSIS OF THE SITUATION IN OUR COUNTRY.
    SECONDLY,AM STILL GETTING SCARED OF THIS SO CALLED MANNASKI BECAUSE THERE WAS AN R U F REBEL FIGHTER WHO WAS PART OF THOSE WHO ATTACK MY FAMILY HOUSE ON #20 KAIKAI STREET-PUJEHUN.
    WITH NO INSULT,DO YOU KNOW PUJEHUN VERY WELL?
    IF YES,JUST CROSS CHECK THE FACTS ABOUT THIS SO-CALL NAME-MANNASKI.
    ALL OF US AS SIERRA LEONEANS SHOULD BE DISCOURAGING PEOPLE WHO MIGHT START THINKING OF VIOLENCE INSTEAD OF REDRESSING ISSUES IN AN AMICABLE WAY.
    SO LET IT BE KNOWN THAT ITS NOT AN ATTACK BUT ANYONE IN INTIMIDATE THE STABILITY OF OUR COUNTRY SHOULD BE CHALLENGED FOR SUCH VIEWS.

  26. Joe Gufloh

    August 1, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    With the likes of Margai been free to say what he wants to say against the government without any substantaiting evidence and let to go free with it is the more reason Bai Koroma should be relected. If for nothing else, but for his tolerance of his detractors and opponents. Margai will not tolerate such even within his so-called party.
    I admire his acceptance of the fact that he is now nobody in the political landscape of Salon.
    Margai is a presidential candidate in the forth coming elections. As a candidate he should be talking about winning. Instead he is talking about making a deal in a run off. How could such a man be taken seriously? Margai sidon saful.

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  29. Alpha Koroma

    August 1, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    SLPP SUPPORTERS CAN CONTINUE LIVING IN DELUSION AFTER ALL THEY NEED IT TO INVIGORATE THEIR SHATTERED DREAMS AND EGO.BUT SIERRALEONEANS WILL GIVE PRESIDENT ERNEST KOROMA A SECOND TERM BECAUSE HIS PERFORMANCE DESERVES IT.

  30. Palm Wine Tapper

    August 1, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    I can name Ahmed Tejan Kabbah as one head of state who was not tribalistic. In September 2007, the Northern province under the leadership of Tejan kabbah had 7 cabinet ministers. How many cabinet ministers have both South and East produced in the last four years under Bai Koroma? The Association of Political Criminals (APC) is the most useless group of individuals that has rules Sierra Leone since Mr Sharpe established the Province of Freedom. I am not surprised because Bai told us he will run the country like a business, meaning, he is a dealer, not a leader. Look at the number of useless limba men who are accomplished palm wine tappers parading as ministers and heads of parastatals?

  31. mat

    August 1, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    This is a good news. I am in Poland and this is the only way to connect to what’s happening back home. Please I will appreciate if more editing in done on the article. This is going international and therefore is representing Salone. Pls reread to handle those minor mistakes before u go online.

  32. kamara

    August 2, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Alpha koroma, it is ernest achichude koroma and the APC that are living in delusion. Ernest Koroma has the gall to peddle a book claiming that he has turned around Sierra leone in 3 years. Obama with his Havard education and experienced staff can not turn around America in three years and they expect us to believe an inexperienced individual like Ernest Koroma can turn around a sick nation like Sierra Leone in three years.

    Give a me break. Meglomaniac , Charles Margai may be but he is right on this. APC has done nothing in three years. ALL APC is good for is propaganda and blatant lies.

    What have they done in four years.

    Increased crime rate and rape.
    Sierra Leone exposed as a cocaine shipment center

    skyrocketing prices

    Devalued leone

    increased polarization and tribalism

    continued corruption

    No Light or water despite propaganda

    Increaed filth

    Completion of projects previously earmarked by SLPP

    Increased chronism

    So crazy charles is right , if only he was patient and less arrogant , he would be the one walking in the position of freeing us from the APC menace and kleptocracy.

    Stop dreaming ALPHA Koroma. Man den noh Gladdy oh.

  33. Augustine Nash

    August 2, 2011 at 4:57 am

    Hello…hellooooooooooo!!!!!! Good news,good news 2012 election held in Ngor maigai’s cabin,results are out ohhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
    PMDC….. -0 VOTES

    SLPP…… +0 VOTES

    PMDC + SLPP = -0 +0 = -0 VOTES.

    NOW GUESS WHAT? APC + OTHERS 100% NO RUN OFF

    THIS TIME OHHHHH, PEOPLE ARE SEEING THE LIGHT, SITTING RELAXED IN GOOD PUBLIC BUSES ROLLING ON GOOD ROADS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY,THANKS PA KABBA HELP TELLING THE PEOPLE THE TRUTH FOR YOUR VISION TO COME TO PASS.

  34. Gassimu sesay

    August 2, 2011 at 5:35 am

    The SLPP has done it again,by electing a candidate whose hands are filled with Sierra leonean blood.A man, who a few years ago, forcibly contribute to disrupt the democratic process of this nation.A man who betrayed his partner in crime Strasser,and plundered the mearger resources of mother Salone and went overseas.I have been following the SLPP campagning events,and this man was causing havoc to his own party members.Together with his anarchist supporters,Maada bio was not only disrupting party affairs,but was also insulting party elders and brutally beating some just like his infamous NPRC reign.He used his ill-gotten wealth to buy delegates and bulldozed himself to presidential candidate.What a shame to democracy!Ernest koroma will be laughing to himself knowing that with his record in just four years,he is almost assured of re-election God willing.His 2012 opponent is not only a thief and muderer,but a man who intimidate his own party members,stired tribalism to be voted for and also with an egocentric mind.The differences between these two candidates is so steep that the people of Sierra leone do not need the light from Bumbuna to see.I know most Slpp members are not happy with his candidacy, because, they know with the likes of Maada Bio,they have just handed a resounding victory to Ernest and the APC.Ngor Charles,please go to rest, you have exhausted your relevance to the polity of Salone.Ernest koroma has broken the vicious circle of tribalism,just look at his cabinet,his developmental programs in your southern and Eastern bases and the entire country.Your tribalistic plan will fail,your political prostitution will fail together with your ego and the people of Sierra leone under Captain Koroma will win……Tamiaa!

  35. Ibrahim Sannoh

    August 2, 2011 at 5:41 am

    Now the time has come bravo Bio,go with no fire u are the right person to save mama salon.Thanks to all SLPP suporters for the right person and ont right time. Mr Margai u said the true.

  36. MOHAMED KAMARA

    August 2, 2011 at 6:31 am

    I want to first of all thank the entire staff and management of the newspaper for leting people having there say in sierra leone government ,politics,and welfare of the country.Mr margai we know you’re entitle to your openion but some openion are just not call for and these is a disgrace to you and who ever believe what you are saying,but all the same sierra leone is land of the free but there are brave people that make it what it is to that you can say what ever you are saying. do you know having a fredom of speech is a 20% to a country’s developement? i am not not a pertician but i believe that sierra leone has achieve more in the four years of Ernest bai koroma than the 10years of SLPP government. To my fellow Sierra Leoneans, folks our coumtry is not a divided by tribes, religions, regionsor what ever sierra leone is what it is for huspitality so please folks let us dont let the political saga affect thet huspatility we are all one with equal opportunity so lets us continue to pledge our love and loyality to mama salone

  37. kamara

    August 2, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Gassimu, you APC fanatics never fail tom amaze me with your distortions and blatant lies. Bio was not the best candidate but he was elected democraticaly. Democracy is what the APC Gbose Gbose thugs do not understand. APC is afraid BIO because when they plan to steal the election through thuggery he will return fire with fire, he will not sit like the other SLPP cowards and say , I will leave it to god. He will fight back.
    Tibalism. Give me a break, Koroma’s govt is the most tribalistic ever.
    You are right, the people do not need the light of bumbuna to see the incompetence of APC , it’s limba-Loko-Temne hegemony, its promise or lies about light in 90 days in Freetown.

    Charles may be meglomaniac and spent force now but he is correct. APC is big zero. They have destroyed Sierra Leone in four years. Ernest Koroma may be adecent and honest man but he is incompetent and inexperienced to run Sierra leone.Murder , what party in West Africa has a more murderous and kleptocratic naturethan APC?

    Bio may be thuggish like the majority of APC. TRY Compare Bio’s Educational background with Ernest Achicude Koroma. Bio will demolish Ernest Achichude Koroma in a debate.

  38. Wujawai

    August 2, 2011 at 9:40 am

    WHY NOT TELL US THE TRUTH, EVEN FOR A SPLIT SECOND SO THAT PROSTERITY WILL FORGIVE YOU.

    people must be very honest when posting a single word on a web. it goes forever and reflect your personal opinion in life. I will accept the fact that road works are ongoing in sonme parts of the country namely Freetown, Bo and Makeni, three out of forteen electorial district in Sierra leone. will u in any way subscruibe to it after four years as development that affect or benefit the majority of the 3.8 million pepole in sierra leone? that are not in freetown neither Bo nor Makeni;if yes Gassimu and others, then give your statistics/analysis. let us as a country or possibly as an individual go down to the market and request for price of the basic commodities that are key to the sustainance of the lives of the ordinary sierra Leonean e.g bag of rice one hundred and fifty thousand leones (le 150) pint of locally produce palm oil, (le 2,000) transport to and from every nuck and cranny of the country is hiking every now and then inflation is on a high increase a $100 is equivalent to Le 440,000 sierra leone leones. salary of a graduate teachers, police and even our military and civil servants, in sierra leone is still less than $ 100, USD. leave this,make a quick reflection on the days of president Kabba even when was just from the war, rice never went above le60 lets alone talk of gas.
    Ok another area of interest, during the SLPP regime university students enjoy a full fleg of government grants in aid covering every cost involve, but under the current government, only students with recommendations will benefit from tuition fees alone. this means that those whose parents cant afford to pay all the university charges will be left as drop outs. this leads to increase on the number of illiteracy in our nations. Above all, checked with the last Kabba government and prove me wrong that the cabinet composition then was just too exact to cover all district without south or easten bias. what of this government check the cabinet compositions and heads of other institutions.like NaSSIT, NRA, Anti CORRUPTION,MILITARY, POLICE to name a few etcs, tell the public if am wrong.
    let me conclude, this has nothing to do with SLPP but am just been a SIerra Leonean living in Liberia. I left due to the fact that I could not secure a job in Sierra Leone because am not a Kamara, Bangura, Kargbo or Koroma in short.But a graduate Sierra leonean working in foreign land. BUT I HAVE A FUTURE THAT MUST BE PROTECTED. HERE OR THERE

  39. kamara

    August 2, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Mr Kamara, in a democracy people are free to vote for whom they want. unfortunately tribal and ethnic alliances emerge. Sierra leone is no different. Guinea , nigeria, cote d’ivoire, USA, belgium. APC is a Limba-Temne’ Loko based pary. SLPP is south and eastern party. These facts will never change. SLPP will not win in bombali, Tonkolili and Port Loko regardless who is the flagbearer Conversely APC will not win a majority in Kenema, Kailahun, Bo and pujuhen.

    Let Charles speak, he is free to do so. I beg to differ with you on Koroma’s record. no one can solve Sierra Leone’s problems in five years.

    You are right , we are all Sierra Leoneans. We pledge loyalty to mama salone not to any party or politician.

  40. Mohamed Sembeh Sesay

    August 2, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Mr Margai is a sierra Leonean,and it is demoractic right to choose which political party to marge with,
    and i belive the APC donot need the support of PMDC come 2012, as President Ernest Koroma will be elected on his record as one of the finest,sincere,hardworking and visionery leader of our time as a Sierra leonean i am Immensely proud of your records.

  41. kamara

    August 2, 2011 at 11:50 am

    I thank your company’s management and staff for giving us the opportunity to allow us post our comments in your paper. I thank you because you are doing so at at your expense and time without any contribution from any of us.

    i see a pattern that any comments against the current govt are held for moderation. I may be wrong . At the same time, it is your paper , you are free to allow what comments you prefer.

    Remember this is a democracy not everyone dances to the APC tune. Thanks . God bless

  42. Sankoh

    August 2, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    The SLPP elected Maada Bio as their flagbearer on tribal basis. By doing so, they have handed victory to Ernest Koroma which is actually a sad moment for our country. Maada Bio will loose 2012 elections woefully.

  43. Augustine Foday

    August 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    Some of us should really think before sending any information about CF Comments at the SLPP convention, the gentle Barrister is a Tactician and as the leader of the PMDC party, we the members are fully behind him.

  44. Mansaray

    August 2, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Hello my fellow Sierra Leoneans, the politics in our beloved country(Sierra Loene)is changing;so let us base our debate in the new Sierra Leone that we are trying to develop. I am an independent voter, and the only party i have ever voted for is SLPP.But that does not mean when an other party is doing good I should not acknowledge that. Let us don’t digress from the fact that President Koroma has done tremendous job in our country. Even the international communities know the development that is going on in Sierra Leone. What Charles Magai said is politics, so people should not be angry about that. Let us throw the Flaw seed that is always dividing us. Credible debate is good.

  45. kamara

    August 2, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    My fellow sierra Leoneans let us save our country from all. Why you Sierra Leoneans still being stupid? The biggest mistake we will make 2012 is when we put Bio as President of Sierra leone, they country we all claim that you love, but i don’t think so. Let me tell you Koroma is the best president we never had in our history. He is the only person that can handle the affairs of our country in the next 5 years. Please don’t make that mistake handover out beloved country to inmature Bio. if we do handover our country to Bio, we are in trouble (backwards). This is not the time politicians top lie to us about prices of Food going up, unemployment rising, fuel price rising because Sierra Leone is not the only country having these problems, even developing nation are facing with the same issues, Bio knows that but he doesn’t want to talk about it as Global issues,because he has nothing more to say that. i swear to my God even if Bio comes to power he could chage nothing about this issues rather making situation get worst and goes out of hands, i dont want that to happen at all.
    for Charles Maigai, i dont even want to waste my time talking about him because he is one of the men we should not even attempt to vote in as our leader in the country because what he is doing is enogh for us to
    know who he is.

  46. Gassimu sesay

    August 3, 2011 at 5:19 am

    Mr. Kamara,i beg to differ that the APC or SLPP will not win any elections beyond their regions.I think the national archive is there to tell you that these parties have won beyond their so call borders or regions you created.I believe the record will also show that the SLPP originated from the the North and that it was the South Eastern who hijacked it using the clout of Sir Milton Margai its first leader.The actions of the south easterners which led to the denial of John Karefa Smart,who was the then vice Primier and constitutionally, should have handled the affairs of state after the death of Margai untill elections were held,to my opinion, may have contributed to the south eastern /northern divide.Karefa smart had nothern roots and he was well repected in the country as a whole.The imposition of another margai to the high office, created a south eastern political autocracy which led to the regional divide.Mr. Kamara,times have changed and most people in this country vote on merits or alliances.Recently,the slpp would have had a difficult time winning the 1996 election if Thaimu Bangura and his PDP rejected thier alliance offer that saw throes of notherners flocking to the polls against Karefa and the same also for the APC and Charles margai,s PMDC in 2007. On Earnest koroma,s record,i believe the writer didn’t say about him solving the country,s problems in five years,instead,he was comparing koroma,s four years to that of Kabba in terms of developments.I stand corrected to my above recounts about the south eastern northern divide since i wasn,t born yet when all these events occured.Thank you standard times for this service to our young democracy and i hope people dont abuse this priviledge.

  47. Foday Kamara

    August 3, 2011 at 7:39 am

    It is about time for me to come out and say that Madabio is fucktop and also SLPP executive and all those who voted for Maada. I will not go more deep to the main ideology of the SLPP agenda to bring atrocity in Sierra Leone. They are forming the same team that over thrown APC but this time, Sierra Leoneans living local and internationally must step in and put it on very hard on Maadabio and also let SLPP members and executive face the ash reality of politics. Maadabio, Kwago Amara and so called KE—-con are zoombies and scallywag. As for me Maada and coo will meet me in peninsular to ask them some question-such as the way they kill bambay kamara and others. I was a little youngman born and grown up in peninsular when I saw those extrajudicial killer killing babay and others right in my fahter propert in Bangarfarm Guma valley. I have about 100 bullets shell and 15 slippers(Afbac) from the deceased to date. For me to give them a hint, bambaykamara was wearing yellow zenith slippers and dumbuya, the bullet does’t even kill him, but, they beat him to death.I will stop so far and waite for those who will dispute-but the people of bangarfarm mile 13 guma valley will burt rest mt information.

  48. Foday Kamara

    August 3, 2011 at 8:01 am

    charlie, charlie u guys are waisting time-he almost kill himself after that speech. let us leave that to PMDC part young generation. They will deal with him the hard way and he will face his sentencing very shortly from the PMDC executive and what will be his sentence, I guess is failure and suicide. You guys just wait and see. Is about time for the young generation to stepin and start telling those oldmock to backoff and give us a chance-those days are gone old politiking style-oldpa, oldpa, oldpa all the time is old idea and they think like some child age12-14. They need to go to school and be lecture by a proffesional in modernize politics or understanding politic in the real world-no sell game you have stick your neck and no respect for you charlieboy for you mistatement at all-you are sentence by political dealth

  49. kamara

    August 3, 2011 at 9:02 am

    My brother Gasimu, My father was a northerner and founding member of SLPP and am very well aware of the fact that SLPP originated in the North. In a true democracy where people are free to vote their true choices , alliances emerge be they economic, tribal, religous, and racial. This not only true for Sierra Leone,but occurs in Nigeria,Guinea, Ivory Coast , UK and USA. Do you think OBAMA will ever win in Alabama or Missisipi, no way or conservatives win in Brixton. Be real .
    Democracy is taking root in Sierra Leone now. People are free to vote for who they want. APC has their stronghold in the north because of the tribal affinity. Temne – Limba- Loko. SLPP in the south Mende-Kissi. Call a spade a spade and stop the sugarcoating. Sierra Leone politics is tribally based. I dislike and abhor it but that is the reality.((

    If I am SLPP strategist, I will say forget about Bombali, Port Loko, Tokoloili , SLPP will never win more than 10% of those districts in 2012 no matter how many millions they spend. SLPP should concentrate on its strongholds(Bo<Kenema,Moyamba,Pujehun,bonthe) Kono,Upper Koinadugu , the Susu areas of Kambia and Freetown, They need 50% of Freetown to win. unfotunately, they neglected Usu boie Kamara and picked Bio. This makes the task a little bit harder.

    If you go back to 1996, the elections were voted on a regional basis. UNPP and PDP in the North and SLPP in the south. The only reason SLPP won the plurality was because the northern votes were split.

    We all love mama sierra Leone, at sierra leone occasions we are united. When it comes to politics in a democratic environment , where people are free to vote for who they want without fear, they vote for someone they have something in common with.

    I go to Freetown every year. Ernest is an honest and decent man. No president can solve Sierra Leone's problem in five or ten years no matter how hard they try. Sierra Leone' moral fabric had been destroyed by the kleptocratic Siaka Stevens. The people had become too dependant, living on the put for me philosophy. it is sierra leoneans that have to develop their country through hard work. The president can only act as a catylyst providing a safe enviroment to utilize your talents. You go to Freetown, the businesses are owned by lebanese, guineans and other africans. This is because, they hustle more.

    Kaba 's govt operated in a time of turmoil and instability at a time where Sierra Leone had no finacial credibility internationaly. Their main goal was to`maintain democracy and garner international recognition. this they did. Whether APC wants to realize it or not , they are main benificiary of Kaba's effort just as the next president will benefit from the foundation , Ernest is laying down now.

  50. kamara

    August 3, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    There are too many Kamaras, Foday Kamara and Kamara
    I am addressing your comments. nobody has more blood on their hands than APC of which Ernest Koroma was a beneficiary. What have you to say
    about the cold blooded murder of Taqi,forna, Bangura , Sam Bangura , francis minah on trumped on charges.In Mahda Bio’s case , sierra leone was at war casualties occcur unfortunately.

    I agree, Slpp made a mistake to select Mahda Bio. He was not the best candidate. That being , Mahda bio’s more educated than Ernest koroma by far. no comparison.
    What has been achieved infour years.
    Increased and rape
    skyrocketing prices
    Disgracefully Depreciated Leone
    Sierra Leone acknowledged as cocaine center
    Questionable financial practices of ministers

    Is this any different from the corrupt practices of
    the prior SLPP Govt. No, not really.
    Bio can do no worse than the current govt. Ask the average Sierra Leonean not the diehard Apc or SLPP supporter, Have thingsimproved for you from what they were in June 2007? They will tell you no.That’s the real truth. Is it ernest koroma’s fault ? no| but he is not experienced to solve the problems.

    Forget about Charles Margai, He is another Karefa- Smart. Should be the President of Sierra Leone but will never be . He is a spent force. if he were
    patient,less of a meglomaniac, he would the unopposed leader of SLPP. Oh Ya wae blessing nor dae.

  51. Mansaray

    August 3, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    The killing of Bambay Kamara and others have nothing to do with the previous war in Sierra Leone. I believed they were killed for other charges or politics. However, I’m glad President Koroma is trying to change the way politics used to be in Sierra Leone.Many people still believed that only violence can solve problems. I want to prove them wrong, the way forward is to have a healthy and honest debate. I believed plenty things had happened in Sierra Leone,but that does not mean that we revisit the past. Visiting the past will hurt our country, what we should be discussing now is the future of Sierra Leone. The distinct between Mada Bio and President Koroma is credibility and achievement. The choice that Slpp made is bad for the country and the international community. I don’t know what they were thinking about;the politics in Sierra Leone is no longer about individual or party interest,but the interest of the country. Even though the south and east are the strong hold of the SLPP, and the north is the strong hold of APC, you have people in these regions who are moderate voters. They vote for the interest of the country not for party affiliation. So these are the people that are going to decide the 2012 election. Charles Margai’s plan is not going to work, because the 2012 election will be different from the 2007.Moreover, plenty Sierra Leoneans have opened their eyes.

  52. mohamed sesay

    August 3, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    A piece of advice to the president Ernest Koroma, make sure you win clearly, and avoid any run-off, maybe that is why charles margai is flexing his muscles, after all the improvements how dare he graded the hardwork of the president and the people of Sierra-Leone so low, He is nothing put a political prostitute.

  53. kamara

    August 3, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Mohammed Sesay, Ernest is a decent, honest and affable man . if you want to vote for him because of these qualities and he is not as brutal as bio,fine. Dont sit here and tell me there has been improvements in Sierra Leone. i travel to Sierra Leone yearly from the U>S. The place is still an embarassment, from the airport, you risk your life to go Freetown . Only God is saving Sierra Leone from a major disaster on the unserviced boats and ferries.
    Freetown is still and overcrowded and filthy with very little light and lack of water.

    Where is the turnaround in Sierra Leone that Ernesst Koroma writes about? i do not deny Ernest is working hard but things are far from improved. As I say Ernest Koroma cannot solve the problems alone. Sierra Leoneans need to work hard and stop the dependant put for me culture. it is not what Sierra leone can do for you but you can do for Sierra Leone.

    Good nite

  54. Foday Bangura

    August 4, 2011 at 1:24 am

    Maada Bio is nothing but a political thug and murderer. The likes of him do not deserve to lead Sierra Leone and God willing it shall not come to be. Sierra Leone is a lot better off with Ernest Koroma at the helm considering the global recession that we are in. Any sane and patriotic Sierra Leonean will attest to that if they would just put their tribal and political affiliation aside.

  55. kamara

    August 4, 2011 at 2:00 am

    Mr Bangura , please elucidate the achievement of Ernest Koroma because so called insane and tribalistic individuals like us have not seen his achievements yet.. Sierra Leoneans have a lot to learn from democracy.

    because someone refuses to be swayed by your point of view, they are tribalistic and insane, You do not seem to be different from the thuggish Bio that you criticize.

    Poor Sierra Leone

  56. Wurie Jalloh

    August 15, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Acrimony still reigns among a few Sierra Leoneans enmeshed in yesterday’s divisive paradigm that only landed our beloved land of the lion mountains to the lurch of catastrophic civil war.

    Gauging from your dynamic pages one senses a sensible middle ground of Sierra Leoneans looking for functional leadership that will deliver accountable governance, efficient management of our vast human and material resources so that our hardworking citizens can reap the fruits of their toils.
    Any observant citizen will certainly acknowledge President Koroma’s workmanlike attitude and a number of noteworthy goals scored for our country.
    Free health care for women and infants is a monumental feat that even the only superpower in our world, the US is having all the problems in the world implementing.
    Mende mothers as well as Temne mothers and their children benefit from free health care for tomorrow’s leaders of our beloved Sierra Leone . So do all the other mothers from Kono, Limba to Fula to Loko Susu, Madingoes and Shebros, etc.
    The project to electrify Sierra Leone through Bunbuna is another laudable effort that will benefit every Sierra Leonean. Of course SLPP did great background work on Bunbuna and that is in the records. SLPP will ever remain in history as the party of the rule of law never mind the functional lapse in effectual governance.
    Now the SLPP has made a bold and giant step albeit a gamble on action man Maada Bio. But it is action and not paralysis. Bio would certainly give the APC a helluva running. Sierra Leoneans should not fear Maada Bioh’s past because that gunfire politics can no longer hold sway in Sierra Leone. Power by the barrel of the gun is history so is gbos gbos or karmajoh politics.
    Bio will make a great start by apologizing for the unfortunate past in which he was not a passive actor and admit too that the leadership and government he is seeking to replace with a more forward-looking governance nevertheless did move the goal posts and bring Sierra Leone firmly in to the community of worthy and respected nations despite a global economic malaise.
    Bio definitely has the gravitas to energize an SLPP that was staring defeat in the face in 2012 with its divisions especially when the opposition APC remain firmly in command not just by the incumbency status but a record of achievements that are self evident and tangible.
    Surely there are lapses in the APC juggernut as there are in all other ruling regimes democratically elected. Can Maada Bio, democratically elected leader of the SLPP objectively identify and capitalize on those lapses through sensible fracas-free debate to stop the Pele of modern Sierra Leone politics from capturing the votes of a majority of Sierra Leoneans in 2012?
    That would be the challenge of Maada’s mojo.
    Sierra Leone and the world waits.
    God bless Sierra Leone!!
    wurijay,USA

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