As a Patriot and a politician, one can really depict the fact that this nation is going were it was during the days of a despotic ruler that compelled my brother, your brother and our brothers to choose between two evils whether to remain silent and die from frustration and starvation or to take arms and rise against the rotten system.
With the inception of democracy in 2006 after years of one party misrule we were hopeful as a nation and as a people that a transformed Sierra Leone is within reach. But with the grave mistakes of my brothers and sisters, this land whose economy was rated in 2011 as the fastest growing in the sub-region with great potentials for economic growth and development so that we can begin to compete with other African nations and other global economies has crashed due to corruption and poor leadership displayed by E. B. Karimoto. He has the same political leadership features of the one time destroyer and enemy of this great land who destroyed our institutions and crumbled our economy. The following points clearly justify my stands;
When these fellows were campaigning during the 2007 elections they canvassed voters with the message “this is the new APC!” We gave them our mandate little did we know that their sole aim is to kill education on the alter of incompetence and mediocrity. The classroom is now a place were young graduates from Universities and teachers training colleges go and live with the sad reality of working for months without pay that remains beggarly. Most have died as a result of frustration . To make matters worse since this regime was ushered in the inept minister of education has been kept there even though he remains incompetent and unfit for purpose. He has been fighting ghost teachers for ages now with no positive results. His act of not paying teachers who give their all for the development of the nation has sent many to their grave. The New APC like the Old has destroyed the educational system with the political mantra that we must keep them ignorant so they have no reason to hold us accountable but remain as political halayluya boys.
The New APC like the Old has also mismanaged our economy and left many of our youths unemployed. The award of jobs, contracts, scholarships are done mainly on the basis of connectocracy; you have to be a red party card carrier or recommended by one of the big boys.
This new APC has also killed sport especially football.
Mr. E. B. Karimoto is really manifesting the political leadership of the old man 👴, who has the temerity to rape our Constitution – sacred book of the land- just to suit his own wishes. Like his father Stevens who in 1980 hosted the OAU despite calls by economic experts not to host the said Summit! This action of his succeeded in destroying state institutions and crumbling our economy. Ernest like Stevens continue to plummet our Economy and has left it completely shattered. EBK and his cronies swim in luxury whilst the vast majority of the people suffer abject poverty. As a result of their extravagance and economic indiscipline the economy has been found guilty of economic mismanagement and now to be executed in line with the death penalty. Patrimonialism is the order of the day which has given rise to corruption and main-manism having square pegs in round holes instead of square pegs in square holes.
Fellow Sierra Leonean let us stand for what is right to free our nation from this bunch of crude and corrupt politicians who have brought this nation to its knees. We have the power to deny them our mandate by refusing to grant them entrance legitimacy.
This is a wake up call! Ernest like Momoh and Stevens has failed this nation woefully and its high time we trumpeted he leaves with his team of rogue politicians.
(c) Political MENS