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Orwai Orsai
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The people in Sierra Leone want a change. They are tired of Koroma goverment's greed , corruption and lack of concern for the people. Having a extravagant wedding for his daughter when the majority of the citizenry is suffering. The  dislike of his government transcends tribe at this juncture.

 I had chartered  a Temne cab driver  in Sierra Leone in 2013. The man complained bitterly about the APC corruption for over an hour. At the time, I knew the citizens were tired and looking for an alternative from the opposition.

If the opposition can work together or Yumkella goes to the second round, APC will be history. This is not certain but it  needs to happen for the survival of Sierra Leone.

Cornelius Hamelberg
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And the APC may well  do it again, as some of the fatalists will tell you, “InshAllah” , “ If God wills” , better the devil you know, ( the APC) than the devil you still don’t know Yumkella / Mansaray.  I don’t have the heart to refer to Brere Bio as “ debul” You can be sure that.the devil can’t or won’t stop the APC and it’s only the Shierra Leone electorate that could be standing in the way of building on their Ernest O’Bai ‘s legacy...

In support of this thesis, there’s this item from the Kandeh Yumkella-NGC for positive change - Sweden Branch (of which yours truly is gladly not a member), on Sylvia Olayinka Blyden’s update of regrets about the sorry state of affairs in both the APC and the country...

As for membership of this and that political party, some people are born into it, my Better Half into left wing politics and Swedish Social Democracy because it’s in her genetic code through her father who was first leader of the Communist Party of that country until after a meeting with Stalin in Moscow, and thereafter a Social Democrat and a member of the Swedish Parliament for seventeen years. As for me, sympathy and understanding, yes, but not membership of any party, and,  the Temple in ruins , the unfinished business between Israel and the Palestinians and the  state of the world just now, climate change, terrorism everywhere ( Yemen, nuclear Iran, North Korea, Syria, Afghanistan, Nigeria)  not believing in Jesus as Messiah etc etc. it’s a little late in the day for someone like me to start believing in e.g. Bio/ Kamara / Mansaray or Yumkella as Messiah of anywhere...

Sylvia’s father Babatunde was a staunch APCer , just as it’s widely believed that the second generation of Margias were inducted into the Palm Tree party from birth , through not coconut juice but through their mothers’ milk

To her credit, I daresay that  even though  in the circumstances it was more than likely  going to be a fulfillment of “The best laid schemes o' mice an' men, Gang aft a-gley”, Sylvia Olayinka Blyden must have accepted the ministerial position in the belief that she had a better of chance of influencing the party from within, whereas some other folks like me, thought that it was only a matter of time before Sylvia’s Pippi Longstocking type of personality would clash with that of Emperor Ernest O´bai Koroma who holds the reins and rules the roost and what he says, goes….

N.B. : ”A friend is someone who listens to your bull tells you that it's bull  and then listens to more of your bull “
Spectator 007
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Corn at the tail end of your second paragraph you wrote “...,on Sylvia Olayinka Blyden’s update of regrets about the sorry state of affairs in both the APC and the country...”

Can you please provide a link for Yinka’s piece? I didn’t anything related in her FB page.

Cornelius Hamelberg
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Sylvia Blyden Breaks Silence on Hot seat 1st February, 2018

Spectator 007
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Thanks Corn.
Cornelius Hamelberg
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