Fellow Sierra Leoneans:
As we mark yet another blissful day in the Islamic calendar, let me take this opportunity to thank Alllah for His great bounty and unlimited Grace, and to wish everyone a glorious Eid Mubarak!
As a country we will always consider ourselves hugely blessed and especially favoured in many ways.
In spite of the numerous inequities of our ruling class, our skies still pour down with rain and our rivers still run full to sprout the foliage that feeds us.
In spite of the wholesale looting of our resources by the greedy and corrupt political class, our spirits still stand strong and our goals as solid as the mountains that peg them to our vision!
In spite of the many man-made difficulties that enchain our people and strangulate our progress, our hopes are still very much alive and our dreams refuse to die!
In everything we do, as Christians or Muslims, our God is forever at the centre of our plans and our actions.
Our faith is our source of strength and the anchor of our perseverance.
We will remain confident that our collective prayers for a better Sierra Leone will someday be answered in full — a country in which “the little man” will stand tall in dignity and “the big man” will see himself as just “another man” and not “a better man”!
May peace, tolerance, harmony, liberty and democracy blossom in the land that we all so love — our Sierra Leone!
May we also be blessed with the knowledge that the reshaping of our destiny as a nation is our God-given responsibility!
One Country, One People!
Everyone in, No One out!
Everyone up, No one down!
Your Humble Brother in Hope and Prayers,
“Standing Together To Affirm our Common Bond”
In light of recent developments, we, as Flag-bearer aspirants, wish to hereby declare and affirm our unwavering commitment to the unity and success of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party.
We remain fully aware of the fact that, like any other political party, we have internal challenges. History has taught us that there are always periods of strain and stress in the evolution of established organizations or parties, which are usually followed by a meteoric rise beyond the limiting holds of past uncertainties.
The challenges in our history have always served to increase our determination, in the spirit of our noble party, to weather the storms no matter how rough the tides.
We stand together in the firm conviction that ours is a quest to live up to the ideals of our party, and we are steadfast in our commitment to resolve any and all issues through internal dialogue and engagement of stakeholders.
We are hopeful that we shall overcome the identified challenges in our way and work to perfect the practicalities of our political promise to the nation.
Together, we will continue to widely open our doors and warmly stretch out our arms to all Sierra Leoneans with the best of intentions for our party and our nation.
To the general membership of SLPP, we express our heartfelt appreciation for keeping faith with the party. More than ever before, now is the time to keep the fire burning even stronger and keep the hope shining forever brighter.
The democracy that we all so rightly crave needs our party to continue to serve as the platform of national unity and progress, for SLPP is the real barrier to prevent another sad chapter of de facto dictatorship in Sierra Leone.
SLPP may not have all the solutions to national issues, but we certainly have the best answers for now and for the future to prioritize the needs of the people and restore public trust in government.
One Country, One People!
Fellow Sierra Leoneans, Sisters and Brothers in the great SLPP:
The quest to make our beloved Sierra Leone a progressive and prosperous nation is one that deserves all of our energies and every pull of our efforts.
This is a sacred journey that we should all walk together, as a people, if we intend to arrive in the right place.
The unfortunate challenges that threatened to divert the focus of our party and diminish the prospects of electoral victory are now receding very fast.
Thanks to everyone who continue to put so much energy into the peace effort, working from the inside, pushing from the outside, and praying on the sidelines to bring about this positive change in the direction of our democracy!
There is no denying the fact that our country is moving through one of its most turbulent political periods.
With a government that is singularly focused on prolonging its own lifespan by any means possible, while the main opposition party is sadly locked up in petty personality squabbles, our national institutions are disintegrating all around us and leaving the people unprotected, bewildered and disappointed.
The arrest and detention of Abdul M. Fatoma, Chief Executive Officer of the Campaign for Human Rights and Development Internatiomal (CHRDI) yesterday at the Central Investigations Department in Freetown is another cause for alarm.
Arresting Abdul Fatoma will not succeed in sweeping aside the many disturbing questions about transparency and corruption raised by his organisation.
Freetown, December 16, 2016 — Four armed men dressed in military camouflage attacked the residence of Alie Badara Sanjan Kabba and gained entrance into the compound by jumping over the back fence around 3am local time.
On failing to force open the fortified back door into the house, one of the attackers was overheard suggesting that they should “fire into the door”.
The unarmed in-house security immediately activated their standing security measures rehearsed for such eventualities, which succeeded in distracting the assailants as they proceeded to destroy property in the compound.
Fellow Sierra Leoneans, Brothers and Sisters in the great SLPP Family:
Whenever a reigning party is found as wanting as it is now evident in Sierra Leone, the clarion call for change in direction grows louder and undeniably justifiable in the country.
It is historically evident that any political party in power that allows itself to be crippled by greed and arrogance will surely be afflicted with deafness and dumbness. In the event of such a finality of stages the only button that the central actors can see is the button marked “self-destruct”!
However, within the precepts of a democratic dispensation (in so far as ours could be so described), it would be an irresponsible strategy for the opposition to just sit and hope that the bumbling snake will soon swallow its own head. It is incumbent upon the opposition not merely to show that the government is inadequately functioning, but to prove to the voters that there is a viable alternative body on which they could hang their hopes and dreams. Read more