“Yumkella is a juvenile politician with no experience” : TURAY PUNCTURES YUMKELLA


I listened with rapt attention to a couple of speeches delivered by Kandeh Kolleh Yumkella alias KKY on Whatsapp. I surely congratulate him for his admirable education in his own field.

In his first statement, he boasted of being the strongest candidate in “this race”. Good- that is his perception and I respect that. He said further “I am a committed”, a passionate man, a strategic thinker. Bravo SLPP, you have got a great thinker to take you out of your political wilderness. He said further that he would make sure the next generation live in prosperity, and that he would teach some of them how to hold people accountable so that “they don’t rob you of your future.” Oh yes!

The next speech made me confirms Yumkella’s juvenile political experience. Listen to what he said, I quote: I will offer you the possibility of having hundreds of international elections observers to make sure the APC does not cheat you again. I offer you the possibility of raising millions of dollars to make sure the APC cannot buy your freedom and your votes again.” Really Mr Yumkella? Hear him again: I will bring my 30 years of international experience.” To whom? Of course the SLPP. 

I wonder what percentage of those 30 years of developmental experience he offered to his party when it lost two consecutive general elections in 2007 and 2012 without grabbing a seat in the Western Area. I love you, pa Yumkella; I admire you as well but what I heard from you confirmed my assessment of your political standing as a juvenile with little or no political wisdom. Yes sir you may be well educated to the highest level, but political common sense is vital in the African spectrum. 

It is unwise to condemn other political parties by portraying yourself as the saviour who sacrificed a fantastic and a well-paid job of thousands of dollars in salary and perks. Yes, I considered your sacrifice as your investment to become President of Sierra Leone. Therefore as in any investment, you expect a profit- or even profiteering.

At this stage, I would my peace, but please sir, I suggest you stop making criminal, inflammatory, and defamatory statements against the APC of which you have no evidence to support. This is not good politic. 

It is my style not to interfere or meddle into the affairs of other political parties, but accusing the APC of cheating and buying votes from your supporters borders on political bigotry ( an is even an insult to your own supporters). Stop that it is cheap politics.

If your intention is to off-load the APC, I alone can offload you-not by violence or abuse, but by mature political thinking, wisdom and experience. I know your party is in deep political wilderness- for a party that ushered in independence to this country to contest two consecutive general elections and lost without a single seat in the capital (in fact the whole Western Area) you need to first do some deep internal reflection to address that sir than abusing the APC. 

If you are interested, I recommend you read m y soon-to-be published book “The prophecies of a father” vol 2- there’s a chapter “The SLPP in political wilderness” from which you may learn something that might help you in re-shaping your political thoughts. The old adage says “a word for a wise is quite sufficient”

With Love

Eddie Turay

About Patric Foryoh

Patric Foryoh Daboh is a blogger, Political, social activist,a satirist and co-founder & Co Editor of Makoni Times Newspaper based in United States of America. He studied Multimedia in the United States.He has met and interviewed personalities including Former vice-president of Sierra Leone Alhaji Sam Sumana, late Tamba Sam SLPP Secretary General , Gloria Strasser , David Tam Mbayoh , Agibu Jalloh, Chernor Bah, Murtala Mohamed , Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray, J. Arr, Nasser Ayoub, Alpha Timbo, Robin Farley, Bai Mahmoud, and many more. Patric has produced the "Diolog" show at the TPN radio and was the social media correspondent for TPN . He has appeared on numerous daily newspapers publication in Sierra Leone. He blogs at Sierra Leone one man civil society blog on relationship, sex, marriage, faith & culture, politics, religion. He was the programming manager at Mamba TV. Patric Foryoh was named as the 54 Most Influential People in Sierra Leone by Swit Salone.com Patric Foryoh represents the new wave of new voices in Sierra Leone/Africa media who are breaking boundaries and charting new territories. He is a husband and a father of a son and a daughter.

One Response to ““Yumkella is a juvenile politician with no experience” : TURAY PUNCTURES YUMKELLA”

  1. Frustrating to see your articles online where the world can read them. Your are making Sierra Leonean journalists look bad!!!! I am not sure Edie Turay made the following statement included in your article above: “The next speech made me confirms Yumkella’s juvenile political experience.” Edit your work!!! Even if Edie Turay made the statement directly there is a specific way you can present it – take a course or get help on writing skills. There are many other confusing and erroneous sentences in your articles.


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