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what da hell is this ART? Did you quit the RRT? You son of a gun! Congratulations by the way and please stay put with your new found love of being objective. It will do you more good than bashing me, EBK and the SLPP. Boy I must commend you it took me this long to beat the crap out of you to finally make a good boy out of you. Congfatulations!
Torah = life-giving water
This is the most down-to-earth piece yet and it's real:
No use taking your complaints to London, Toronto and Montreal:
The 2012 Elections will be fought and won in Salone
Bio is transparent – even an untrained psychologist can see through him and the bogus “ good guy” that he wants to decorate himself as, to the oyibo. Same as you ART and people like you who think that everybody who is APC is stoopid.( As for me you can forward all the imaginary and real information you may have on me, to the counter-terrorism intelligence agencies, so that they can extend their dossier on my activities)
The oft-repeated compliant has been “ Man dem noh happy oh !” and this is all the more baffling since there's a lot of upbeat talk about Sierra Leone's 35% growth rate.
However, there is some comfort at least in knowing that rainfall is plentiful in the rainy season and that the land is not suffering anything like a famine, even if the price of food is high
because, as they say “ A hungry man is an angry man” and “a hungry mob is an angry mob”
Over here, elections are won, not so much depending on what you have done but more especially depending on what you're going to do!
That being the case, the APC could sign a social contract with the people of Sierra Leone, with the intention of relieving all citizens of the “Economic hardship” that has been imposed on them and is not entirely of their own doing...
The APC still has a few months within which to increase happiness in the land
Still, it's unlikely that every unhappy man is going to vote against the government.
A lot more people have been born in Sierra Leone since 2007.
Interesting question: Are there more unhappy people today than when the APC won in 2007?
“. . . As far as they (APC??) areconcerned, it is Bio, because he is the only one, from that junta, who isrunning for president” Aunty Margie!! You’ve embarrassingly undermined the APChate strategy against Maada Bio.
YOU PORTOR BIG TIME.
Let me put it this way.
Victims’ Families knows that – In 2003, DRUGGIEPres Koroma LIED about appointing an inquest panel
Sierra Leone Public – Care about food onthe table
APC – Is focusing on BIO “. . . because heis the only one, from that junta, who is running for president”
The APC party is not honest about theslaughtering of our fellow citizens. Their strategy is to make a lot of noise andthreats, while they cover-up for karefa kargbo and others. After the elections,it is APC business (Thieving & drugging) as usual.
By the way, you’re not the only one. Your APCcolleagues keep saying the same thing. Their contention with the SLPP FB isthat he has the boldness to exercise his right to franchise against their druggiepresident and his dangerous drugs cartel – Well we make no apologies for that. Weknow that Maada Bio has transformed from being a triumphant revolutionist to astately evolutionist and that matches with the objectives of the SLPP (Since hewas elected to take on our average druggie president, he has shown dignity and maturity).His new direction will put food on ordinary people’s tables and that’s myaspiration too. This renewed SLPP government in waiting is on the side of themany and that is what matters to all of us and obviously, except you and yourcolleague APC terrorists.
MAADA will continue to stand on your wayuntil he eventually through your party back to parliament where it belongs.
About the visa to America – We haven’t hadany word from the SLPP HQ so I can’t say much; but I don’t believe your claimthat Maada was refused entry to the USA either. Hahahahahah - There is noevidence to prove your mischievous statement.
The magna carter will tell you that Britainis the mother of all democracies and I’m pleased that Maada Bio, the aung sansuu kyi of West Africa, deleivered a historic speech at chatham house, home ofthe prestigious Royal Institute of International Affairs
You red heads should be asking your averagepresident to run on his record instead of defining other people’s characters.That is a failing strategy lol (Laugh Out Loud).
After very popular sons of Tonkolili Taqi and Forna were executed in the 70s, at a time when APC was highly unpopular, many felt the APC would be finished in the north, especially in Tonkolili. Decades later when free elections were held, with all APC off-shoots (PDP, UNPP, etc) returning home, APC held sway in Tonkolili and the North. Many of the relatives of the executed embraced APC again.
Will the 1992 extra-judicial executions be a factor two decades later? How does it stack up against other factors like regional and ethnic calculus?
Bio's coming to the US. If he never visits for whatever reason, what percentage of the voting population will it make a difference to? Will the people in Pujehun vote APC because Bio is not allowed entry into the US? Art's posting got me thnking here.
Now to fund raising. NP brought this up. How much do the parties raise in the Diaspora? Did Diaspora fund raising make a difference in 2007? I wonder when candidates visit accompanied by a reasonably sized entourage comprised of supporters from back home. Who pays for these home based supporters?
At some point in November 2012 answers to some of these questions will be available.
Any betting for the elections? Suppose one wants to set up a legally established betting house for the upcoming elections, how would one go about it? Unu nor tiff me idea O!!!
The ART the artful dodger says that in his view, “if Bio never visits the US for whatever reason, this will have very little or no consequence on the voting pattern in salone.”
“Voting pattern” is slightly begging what Professor PK in a more humorous mood usually calls “the kweshon”.
Is the bulk of the campaign funding & the personal investments in the future of the party that is supposed to come from the diaspora - and especially from the millionaire diasporans in the US, not supposed to make a difference to the efficacy of the Brigadier-General's campaign? In investing wisely some a them would like to get their money's worth in future appointments and favours. It was in this forum, that we read that Bio is perhaps trying to broker some tentative mining deals with Canadian business. Or at least getting them to give support to his campaign, having assured them that he is on a winning streak....
Are you suggesting that honest Bio who never took a cent out of the state coffers, but who still has not earned or merited the title of “the honest general” is not going to spend any more money in trying to win votes? Of course he is !Everybody does. No money, no honey. Especially in the bastion of democracy the US of A. Just ask Mr. Romney how much he intends to raise and how much he has already spent.
Are you suggesting that Bio is going to depart from the tradition established by his slpp ancestors as described here by Mats Utas in 2007, when the SLPP was in “power”:
“The democratic process has remained at a low level in Sierra Leone in spite of general elections having already been held in 1962. Patron-client politics is still of utmost importance throughout the country even though some changes can be observed in the bigger cities. Currently in Freetown, hordes of people line up outside the party headquarters and more so at the party leaders’ mansions in order to receive their mandatory money in exchange for promising their votes. This has been going on at least since April, when I last visited the country. Popular musicians sing against this kind of campaigning and people state that they are fed up with the ways of the politrix and manipulated democracy, but in the end they succumb to the political game, knowing just how fragile their lives are and how important patrons can be for their future. Money counts, or as a popular saying goes Money in the hand – back to the ground “
Considering the hardness of the times, at least Ambassador John Ernest Leigh came up with the brilliant, practical, even if immoral idea :“ Take the money, but vote for your conscience “
The only problem with that piece of advice is that once the money is “taken” the conscience is compromised - especially in the one who may not want to break the juju oath, for fear of what he/ she believes would be the terrible personal consequences of breaking such an oath.
And if a man takes money from more than one party? Then according to J.E. Leigh I suppose it is still “ Vote for your conscience!”
And if the person does not have a conscience?
Malcolm X once questioned the idea of some people having “ a moral conscience”
Malcolm opined that if someone doesn't have any morals how then can he be said to have “a moral conscience”?
On the whole our forum is calm and well run. There's always some fireworks or bigger explosions or other things happening in Africantalk
Cheer up Sabina
When has the APC not won the Western Area in a free and fair election?
A problem is that many of the approximately 2 million people who now inhabit Freetown(a steep rise from 1970 when they were only about 300,000) and many of the unemployed who drifted in towards the end of the war, in search of employment and of no fixed abode are either not registered in Freetown (like addresses in Tehran, "Behesti Avenue, behind the cinema") or they are registered where they enjoy more permanent housing in their home villages and towns...and could be voting there?ART having said that over 70% of Sierra Leone's populace are illiterate, we should not exaggerate the numbers of the Freetown intelligentsia - who tend to not want to spend too much time rubbing shoulders in the serpentine queues. From this distance ( almost as far from Sierra Leone as ART, otherwise well-connected information wise, if need be) the intelligentsia are not going to be easily swayed , no matter the utopian promises being made by Brer Bio - not so much because of Bio's background or baggage, but because when the Freetown people think of the SLPP govts in power 1996 – 2007, they do not look forward to a repeat of their nightmare 1996 – 2007.
And the APC could keep them in fear, like the pigs, dangling the sword of Damocles: "Surely there is no one among you who wants to see Jones come back?"
@ART: You wrote "The Western Area is too difficult and uncertain to call right now.
ART what about mama Habi Savage the fry-fry seller at Ahmadiyya secondary school? What about pa Kassim the orleleh maker at Ansley street? What about Abdul Rahim Sanussi the poor street fitter at Brass street?
Lol.Everyone is affected! No cherry-picking here.
@Honorable Man on the Ground: Even though WA folks have a somewhat cosmopolitan outlook, ethnic considerations will play a major role when voters in that region go to the polls in November. It is a fact of life. Anyway, in 5 months time, we'll see which candidate will prevail in the WA.
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