By Mahmud Tim Kargbo

Centre, for Research Documentation Policy Studies and Development of Law

4 Lamina Sankoh Street


Sierra Leone 

Tel: +23278102619

21 January 2017
I have to register this fact and I must do it now. What’s so important about this fact? The truth is nearly all if not all the learned or educated people in Sierra Leone within the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) are currently supporting Julius Maada Bio not because they’re sure Julius Maada Bio if elected as President of Sierra Leone, has what it takes to move Sierra Leone forward in a number of tangible ways, but because they believe he’s their tribes man and with Julius Maada Bio as President if elected, it will be their own turn to conveniently embezzle State resources for their personal benefit. 
Do you want to challenge this fact? I encourage you in the interest of concrete nationalistic sense of purpose that will lead us to genuine development to please neutralise your feeble thoughts and join me to flesh up the details surrounding the two unpatriotic acts of those learned nationals throwing their political weight behind a criminal Julius Maada Bio SLPP Presidential flagship. As learned colleagues, we must have heard the saying: “once beaten twice shy” which appropriately fit the Julius Maada Bio situation if at all our educated self centred Julius Maada Bio fanatics want to truly play a positive role in effecting peaceful positive change from within that will move us forward in a number of tangible ways. Julius Maada Bio headed a Military Junta in Sierra Leone where he disgraceful participated in destroying our economy with his thievery actions in embezzling State funds meant to address the social challenges of fellow nationals when he was forced to surrender power to a democratically elected government. There coup was meant to address social challenges and drastically cut down abject poverty in Sierra Leone. It later turned out not to be the case and Bio and his colleagues went on enriching themselves at the expense of the ordinary people they promised to made their lives comfortable as per natural wealth. This was coupled with gross human right violations that even led to arbitrary killings of fellow nationals. (SEE FULL DETAILS PARAGRAPHS: 328, 333 & 334 OF VOLUME 3A OF Truth and Reconciliation Report*) Back In 2007, Julius Maada Bio returned home financially handicapped and a complete idler who couldn’t even provide himself a private car. He was hiring tax cabs to take him from one point to another. Now he owns a house worth $ 750,000 plus fleet of expensive cars even when he’s not working for 21 years now and was financially impotent to a point he couldn’t even earn himself a decent job to earn a decent living. Recently Bio bought an expensive car that was licensed and insured the same day. With all these learned nationals within his midst no one has the gut to even ask him where is he getting all this money from? 
This shows Julius Maada Bio is part of the status quo because he’s equally corrupt like the current and past leaders in embezzling tax payers monies; he definitely has nothing positive to offer to the people of Sierra Leone.
The truth is if Julius Maada Bio isn’t innovative enough to earn a decent living for his own life and prefer making himself a complete idler for 21 years, what innovative sense has he to lead a country whose education, health, economy and other social service deliveries are nothing to write home about in terms of efficiency or quality? 
Fellow nationals, it takes Positive thought and positive behaviour pull towards flourishing national condition for all citizens which will eventually lead to true peace and happiness. It also lead us in the direction of prosperity attainment. The difficulty of being objective and a patriot in Sierra Leone and the repressive nature of most people in our social positions of trust is causing most of the brightest minds to move abroad. Those who do stay are forced to think relatively about how to work around the system like what Maada Bio’s educated team are currently doing. In what I believe should be our new approach in saving Sierra Leone from its current deplorable state, we must learn how to seek out the best minds and most ardent people to take rapid action to address the specific years of poor national leadership issues that keep on affecting us in a number of odd ways. With no room for personal interest, outright sycophancy and bootlicking, but through challenges, our ambition must be to control the power of open collaboration, strengthening it through genuine minds to objectively hold our leaders accountable to use their education with a nationalistic sense of purpose that’s is geared towards actions and commitment in focusing tax payers money and the resources of the land in technology and other social service challenges. 
As hard as it feels sometimes, when our Presidents and others in social positions of trust fail to serve us as stated in our legal books, we’re all in Sierra Leone to meet hate with love and ensure that Sierra Leone is convenient for all nationals as per population and resources not just for the selected few. Following the undiminished strength of poor leadership qualities from our Presidents and the majority of our people in social positions of rust, as patriotic young people that want to effect peaceful democratic positive change from within, we must form an access of resistance team against all evils done by these so called leaders with a commitment to work together and do our part to end years of abject poverty in the lives of our people. In realising this goal, honestly keeping leaders of past and current Governments and those who intend to potentially form a government to lead us in the Public Eye must be part of the daily responsibilities of any educated national in Sierra Leone. We must create a situation whereby past and current Government leaders, potential politicians or others in social positions of trust trying to illicitly line their pockets are having a much harder time of it in Sierra Leone this time round. We need to battle government and others in social positions of trust with digital professional journalists battle to stop them from deteriorating the lives of our people them and keeping our country backward with all the resources we possess. 
Youth must understand that a sound mind can’t scream negativity. They must begin to open their eyes to a tremendous truth concerning the incredible power of possessing a sound mind! I want colleague youth to truly understand. Youth in Sierra Leone, our first step is to consistently declare in the realm of our minds that we won’t allow any outside negativity to do our thinking for us in the coming elections- no man and no foul spirit! We need to understand that there are spiritual laws that even demons must obey. Just like any of these politicians parading around as Presidential successors to President Koroma, a negative Maada Bio tribalism and self centred sound can’t dwell where we don’t want it to be. Our power is from God and our commitment to change Sierra Leone for all national, is the Word of God and the Blood of Jesus. As youth, we must learn to ask God to give us discernment of the lies of the enemies of Sierra Leone joining politics to line their pockets instead of sincerely serving the people! In the coming election, we encourage our youth, to always perform a “SOUND” check by thinking about what type of leader can move us forward concretely with a nationalistic sense of purpose irrespective of political party affiliation, tribal and religious grounds, personal gains and regional links. And as soon as you recognise a lie to your mind, always defend yourself inwardly and out loud. That means speaking the truth of your current deplorable situation boldly against the past and current political enemies masquerading around as political leaders out loud, by saying God Is Great or binding them in the Name of Jesus, and forbidding any politician to lie to you in your mind about who he really is or was in Sierra Leone because you’ve physically got abundant of his/her lies.

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 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.

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