Written by KHADIJA SESAY
Tuesday, 31 March 2009
The power mongering tyrants, in their plight to once again hold our country under siege with their mischievous activities, must not be underestimated. Filled with hatred for the party in governance, which represents development in Sierra Leone, the opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), led by the barbarian German-born John Benjamin Hirsch,will not stop at anything to defraud the principles of Democracy in our country to the detriment of our people.
The pattern of the SLPP in their refusal to accept defeat had always resulted in their constant struggle to take control of governance with reckless disregard for human lives which is no longer tolerated by the people.
As we all can recall, the 1967 victory of the APC was illegally interrupted with the declaration of martial law by David Lansana, then head of the army. On April 29th 1992, the now national chairman of the SLPP, Mr. John Benjamin Hirsch, and junior military officers led the coup which overthrew the then APC government.
The effect of that interruption of the constitutional process gave rise to the 11 years SLPP rule . They were in power for 11 years without question by the APC or any other political party for fear of another senseless war from past experience. During this time, the APC obeyed the laws of this country and acted like a responsible opposition party. There was therefore peace and tranquility in the whole of Sierra Leone.
When the APC came to power in 2007, however, the picture changed. The SLPP refused to accept defeat and since then they have been inciting chaos in the country. They have proved that they are an irresponsible opposition and they want to plunge this country into another war because they are not in power.
In view of the APC’s responsible behavior in opposition , the nation embraced free and fair elections in which we openly actualized our intentions through the ballot box. Sierra Leone wants peace and we deserve the right to grow as a nation in a civilized world with unity and harmony for us and our future generations. The government in power has our unwavering support in rebuilding and rehabilitating our war – torn country in peace without disruption of any kind. Sierra Leoneans should therefore condemn the SLPP for refusing to accept defeat and for trying to provoke chaos in the country.
The power mongering tyrants, whose aimless claim is that they are destined to politically control our fate by all means necessary, must be totally rejected.
We the people of Sierra Leone will not relent this time around. We want peace. We want to see socio-economic and political developments in our country.
We are now a civilised nation and together we will fight against any nuisance against peace and development in our country . 2012 is around the corner but the APC will win again because it is fulfilling the wishes of the Sierra Leonean people.