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“Magondor how you fine so ”
“Magondor” is a beautiful slippery fish always found in swamps with sharp fin to retaliate should it suffers any attack.
Steady Bongo used this imagery to tell a romantic folklore in a village. He is one of the finest traditional musicians that echoes the voices of the ordinary man.
His mastery of the rich mende tradition gives him an added advantage in diction to speak to minds.
Steady Bongo “s level of education did not stop him from being a visionary figure. A quality many PhD seekers or holders in search of leadership have not got.
In his song titled ” Victory SLPP ” which brought the party back to power, Steady Bongo highlighted the core value of the party:” Kono man you na Tejan Kabba in Brother, Mandingo man you Tejan Kabba in brother, mende man you na Tejan Kabba in brother… ”
If you can think a moment to reflect on how the party was like by then, a forward looking party determined to serve the nation without regard to tribe, region or camp.
Conversely today, the party is divided on those lines.
Back in 2012, I can still see Bio from a distance in my mind’s eyes consciously dancing to “makondor how you fine so..” Supposedly because of the other lines in the song : ” way you kiss me mesef de kiss you”.
A revenge normally displayed in western romantic pillow fight.
This whole sweet love story done by Steady Bongo has taken different twist today in the SLPP: “Fire for Fire, suspend me are suspend you, dreb are dreb you etc.”
Tolerance and greed are key words missing in our dictionary as a party. The formation of an alliance is a good move that depicts tolerance – though greed still survives there because everyone wants to lead.
Some rational beings can agree with me that pronouncements made by Bio has deepen the divide more: ” no peace before convention, that alliance is gang group against him, etc ”
In a video clip, Bio told poapa not to be tolerant in their search for power. If I can him .right, tolerance is uncommon in African politics.
Suspending party stalwarts like the chairman and leader, replacing him with somebody who has already declared his support for you as flag bearer is a political error that is costing the party.
It gives no room for the others and Dr Hading will not have the frame of mind to embrace others as Kapen was always suspected by both camps in the bid to maintain the balance. That shows his level of commitment to what the party stands for.
As visionary musician, Steady Bongo again did a song for the unity of the party. This divide and rule can’t help us.
A consultative conference should be called to promote Peace. But both camps should reason with each other.
Forgive me if i am wrong, but I have never seen any peace messages from the Paopa camp. They are strictly adhered to the call of Bio on ‘no peace before convention”.
Abusing people without thinking that the same people carry party cards hence their votes are needed can’t take us any where but rather stretches the emotions attached to my voter card.
The question you may ask yourself about ” will you need me after convention”?
As we dance to the “makondor’ song APC is cheering to keep it up.
Think about it