The beating of the Mayor of Freetown, Her Lordship Yvonne Aki-Sawyer has provoked a firestorm of shock and horror from Sierra Leoneans all over the world. These violent attacks on officials and supporters of the opposition All People’s Congress ( APC) have made the Sierra Leone People’s Party ( SLPP ) very unpopular so fast, especially when President Maada Bio refuses to make any comment or take action.
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When Society lacks morals: This is unacceptable and beyond political rhetorics. Immediate Actions must be taken regarding the verbal and physical Assault on our Freetown Mayoress. WAITING.
Kevin Kingsley-Williams I would argue that it is of sufficient gravity to warrant a strong presidential response. The president seems reluctant to speak out against unlawful behavior that seems to have increased post elections.
Wilfred Wright O shock horror! Someone uses “PAOPA” as their election slogan, uses violence and all kinds of intimidation to get to the top and then we act surprised when this is taken as a tacit “all clear” to continue with similar acts of violence?
Femi Anthony Agreed. This is the first real test of the SLPP administration. How will they react ?
Kevin Kingsley-Williams Why is it taking so long for an official reaction, or did I miss it?
Othame Kabia Given the “thread” of thuggery, this matter needs more than just the minister saying something.
I am completely perturbed from competent sources yet ascertain , if the Mayor of Freetown City Council – AKI SAWYER now become the latest spate of mob justice under the SLPP government through their Vigilante Group of Supporters. Why a highly placed personality like this woman should become a victim of humilation and social menance under our unique democratic society ? Can some one help with cogent update, for it is practically sad and incredible for our Democratic System under president Julius Maada Bio’s government ……TOO SAD !!
Renee Taylor-Pearce So sad. It is not about any political party. The federal government must condemn this act. Bunch of lawless people, unemployed youths, idleness, thieves all in that vicinity. Praying for her. She needs bodyguards.
Abdul M. Iscandari Even though the commentators here are more or less the same you’d expect, it is not lost on us that this is not the first act of pre/post elections violence that should have prompted a form of Executive response. This is the kind of behavior that breeds vigilante justice, and ultimately national chaos. Clearly, we have a populace that is uneducated, unemployed and lacks hope. It is clear this serves politicians well. They are not in a hurry to improve their circumstances. Otherwise, who would be throwing stones on their behalf? Even more so now, those of us who believe we can see through this, need to get involved. Otherwise, history is about to judge us as the most ineffective generation. Band aid solutions are what is being offered and nothing to show for it.
Politics is a parchment for individual prosperity rather than alleviating the standard of living of ordinary citizens.
Phanta Haja Kamara-Mansaray This act is totally unacceptable authorities concern should take immediate action to stop this barbaric act.
Abdulai Sankoh Mystic Of-dwazak They succeeded in kenema they went free, they have also succeeded against the Freetown Mayor they went free.
My sympathy to the Freetown Mayor who was verbally and physically assaulted yesterday, knowing those guy’s as knowledgeable as the mayor is, I think she should have find vigilant security, especially when going on. I will bet anybody that nothing will happen to be perpetrators who attacked the Freetown Mayor yesterday like it happened in kenema. Madam Mayor please find gallant security for your safety.
Sidom look na dog name.
Natin dem nor dae du dem.
Abdul Majid Kamara Condemn such behavior instead of making excuses. I have noticed something about some SLPP supporters they are like Trump supporters, they so bitter even though they won the elections. why all this bitterness and thuggish behavior towards your fellow citizens and government officials? And please to tell me APC did it first which is an excuse for your party to do the same which makes your party no different than APC. If this is the case where is the change SLPP was talking about?
Othame Kabia Femi Anthony, true. And a test for all of us. Silence is tacit approval and we must note those who fail to anything.
We cannot have this thuggery which sadly and frighteningly seems to be gaining traction as a tactic under a political strategy predicated on spreading fear and enforcing compliance.
Moses Ben Kanu She become the latest spate of slpp holigans. Sad for our democracy n national cohesion
Admire Russell This shows how lawless these people have been.