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Sierra Leone gained independence from Britain in 1961. The country have since being governed by two political parties that is the APC and the SLPP.
Between them, they've ruled for 56 years with very little to show for it due to bad leadership. This made the country seemed not have good people to move her forward. But the reality is not what it seems, Sierra Leone have, amongst her people, good leaders that have the ability, commitment and the know-how to take this country to higher height. But the problem is a single clause in our constitution. This clause makes it difficult and absolutely impossible for anyone vying for the presidency of Sierra Leone without belonging to a political party.
Due to the divisive politics practiced by the two main parties, it has become very difficult almost impossible for new entrants to persuade members of the public to look beyond APC/SLPP (Who considers region and tribe as sacred) and make a true change. We hear politicians from the opposition and their supporters calling for change When they've been part and parcel of governance since independence this. So when can Sierra Leone truly experience change?
I believe the only chance we have to get genuine change is, if we push for an amendment to the clause that bars anyone from running for the presidency without a political party. This will encourage the people to make a proper choice without having to think of being branded traitors. Until we stand strong together and demand this change, we'll continue to produce bad leaders.
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True patriots have to sacrifice for their beliefs when they want to fight for a change. Yes, it will be difficult to go against the status quo. Forget about being called a traitor, your life is at risk. The issue is the salvation of Sierra Leone worth the possibility of losing your life.
The task of an outsider winning looks difficult but not impossible. Sierra Leoneans desperately want a change from the current regime but they want a candidate that can convince them of a better tomorrow.