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It has been discovered that the SLPP supplied FAKE RRF forms to some NEC officials who are sympathisers of the party.
It's also been discovered that NGC had beaten SLPP in many areas in the southeast, no wonder the over inflated votes that wrongly suggests that southeasterners are refused to embrace change.
I was dumbfounded, to say the least at the hearing of the first result given how much we campaigned throughout the country.
I have move to Freetown and patiently waiting for the briefing NEC promised us after keeping us suspended for the whole day.
There's credible evidence to show that NGC beat SLPP in many parts if the southeast and APC in the North.
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Eddie no use getting over-excited. The NGC did beat the SLPP in some southern areas but nothing like that happened in APC territory as all recounting has been certified.Right from day one it has been no secret that the NGC upstaged the APC only in Kambia and no where else. Try get real facts.
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I would like to see the before and after results of the 152 polling stations subjected to recounting.
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Before the announcement of the final result, I was involved in a conversation with some other NGC supporters and we agreed that since so many southeasterners refused to embrace change, majority of us Will return to our former traditional parties in the event of a runoff. Even if the executive forms alliance with any of the big parties.
As voting patterns indicated, most of us who voted NGC are northerners and disgruntled APC supporters. So a runoff almost inevitably put the APC back in power.
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You will die a broken and disgruntled man. Even in the face of hard evidence, you continue your usual lying ways. How many votes did NGC get from the North? Why did the SLPP beat the NGC in the North? Why did the NGC win only Kambia with all the hype, you lying laimpay dog? Take your vote and shove it. SLPP will get many NGC and C4C votes.
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Douglas, NGC obtained almost 7% of total votes. C4C 3.4% or so. C4C votes overwhelmingly came from Kono. Where did the NGC votes come from? Do you have a chart/table to show the regional spread of votes?
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“As voting patterns indicated, most of us who voted NGC are northerners and disgruntled APC supporters. So a runoff almost inevitably put the APC back in power. ” - Sir Eddie Grant
If Samura listens to that type of talk, he will lose.
If he wants to win, he has to realize that “man dem nor gladi” even in his own base.
This is a brand new election and while tribe will play the most significant role(it always does), other factors that entail deal making, and turnout will also be very important.
By the way, were the northerners who voted for KKY primarily Themne or other northern minorities?
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I have the chart at home. But I do remember that NGC won only one district - Kambia and that the SLPP beat the NGC in the entire North, including Eddie Giant's home, Bombali. What this means is that Eddie Grant has been lying to the forum. He once said that the NGC will win the Southeast. Damn liar that guy.
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The APC found themselves in this situation because of Ernest Koroma's vindictiveness. He's unforgiving, egotistic and controlling.
The unceremonious sacking of Samsumana created a lot of sympathy for him. He was simply a coward that he couldn't follow the brilliant example of Pa Kabbah when he sacked Joe Demby.
The witch hunt against Kandeh have a serious knock on effect on the APC's support base. But the big alleyjors were so dumb to relinquish their power to one man. He was made chairman for life.
I vigorously campaigned for the NGC, therefore I know what the people who switched to us were saying about Ernest.
A valuable lesson for APC.
Bra, Samura have yesterday spoken to his supporters and one of the things he mentioned was complacency which they should never consider on this runoff.
The fact that our souteastern counterparts showed that they'll never embrace change, and given that the APC is far better than their SLPP is enough to switch back to APC. Whether Kandeh form alliance with APC or not.
One other important factor to note is the fact that so many voters in the North did not come out to vote. They registered only for the ID cards, it's only now that they woke up from their slumber and realised that the wrong party was about to be installed. Now, they've become the biggest campaign warriors and are ready to come out in their numbers to give their appreciation to the APC.
There's no need for us to go into blows. I'll certainly leave you to do dirty work of cuss cuss.
I know exactly what I'm talking about in terms of your party's rigging of the elections. You have the support of the international community who are working tirelessly for regime change. Unfortunately, they're miscalculating the whole exercise. They're trying to create an atmosphere of 10 year tenure for each of these 2 parties. Unfortunately, the choice of the party is wrong. The SLPP is not well liked nationally due to their ideology of tribal segregation.
Their undeserved lead was due to forgery and ballot stuffing. Most constituencies in the southeast have inflated numbers than usual. Every constituency have a maximum number of registered voters of 300 according to NEC. So how can you explain the over inflated votes of 389 for Bio in constituency 04 when the registered voters were only 300.
Unfortunately, I'm unable to copy one of the forms discovered on this forum.
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Someone told me that Eddie Grant never voted for NGC. The polling station where he casted his vote in Bombali, the NGC got zero votes in that particular station.
As per Eddie's analysis (a very fake one) the 136000 or more people who voted for the NGC were all Northerners. How he came by that even he himself can not explain. Granted the NGC got a lot of votes in Kambia and Falaba district. They also scored a lot of votes in the Western Urban area. To Eddie of these people are Northerners. Eddie, since you are originally APC, I want to believe that you have contact with strong APC members (those that matter). If you do, ask them in confidence and they will tell you that even in 2012, The APC did not win the election as was posted by Christiana Thorpe. The SLPP gave them a run for their money and since Madam Thorpe was a registered APC member unlike N'fa who it is said is not a registered party member, the books were cooked by Miss Thorpe and since the APC had the incumbency, they judiciary and other organs supported them even when the SLPP tried for an injunction, Right now you Eddie and other APC members all busy trying to inject tribalism and regionalism in this runoff despite the fact your opponents the SLPP has been quietly going about their business. The SLPP won a seat in Tonkolili. Do you know why? Ask Judeh Jalloh. If you say the APC supporters did not come out to vote in the first round, then why did the APC register 100% and in some cases more than 100% in their strong hold? Thieves you are!
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@Benji, is the Tonkolili seat won by SLPP the same one they almost won in a bye election last year?
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A lot of people forget that APC did endorse Kabbah in the 1996 elections. PDP also did but was dead by the next election cycle while APC’s fortunes grew. In fact most PDP folks including Ernest flocked back to APC.
I believe it was a risky but strategic decision made by APC and other northern parties that killed the UNPP. Had UNPP won, it may have meant the death of APC.
So sometimes parties endorse a party not supported in their regional base for their own immediate survival.
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Eddie Grant please take a look at the NEC website and see that while the NGC scored over 5500 votes in Bo District for example, the barely manage to cross the 2000 line in Bombali district where you registered and voted. See how tribalistic you are trying to bash your usual haters the Southeasterners with your fake analysis. Tupit!
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@Benji, you provided the Bo data for KKY but what about Kailahun or Kenema or Pujehun? What is the average percentage score for KKY in the North, West, South and East? Choosing one district alone from North and South may skew the result of whether the southeast supported him more than the Northwest
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@Pikanchuze, I saw a one sheet spreadsheet summary that showed numbers and percent of each candidate by district but can’t seem to locate it.
If I recall, KKY/NGC did poorly in the SE and most of their votes came from a handful of northern districts ( which included) Kambia, and some from WA.
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When hard core tribalists like Eddy Grant and KL feigned support for NGC, I knew what they were doing there. Eddy and KL were APC moles in NGC. Animals like these are incapable of change. They are just too unintelligent to evolve. Period.
Old man Specky? Well he is one sly tribal bigot. I don't know the old man but I think he is Ekutay to the core. Never mind his pretense to be be patriotic. These chaps will even provide excuses or alibis for the Haj theft.
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Dear Sierra Leoneans,
Prevention is better than cure.
As we approach the runoff the strident cries, accusations and counter accusations of “tribalism“ increase to the extent that
Sorious Samura has been appealing to one and all to please quieten things down a little. Deserving our serious attention is the contents of this piece written by Rev Leroy Kabs Kanu does not augur well for the 27 th March and the aftermath: The NEC has to be above reproach, considering that Brer Paopa Bio has already said that he will not accept any “rigged” election and that sounds perilously close to his saying that he will not accept being declared the loser.. What he means by he “will not accept” remains to be seen but let us pray that it doesn't mean that the Green Berets will go on a rampage if they believe that their commander -in-chief did not do as wonderfully as they expected.
Amy Koita :
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Any leader who through commission or omission, allows the outbreak of tribal conflict in the name of electioneering should expect to be held personally accountable. No excuses, no exceptions. All leaders should speak out now before we go any further down this dangerous path.
Rev Mathew Conteh
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When I read some of the spin here that allegedly enlightened people like Granpa Specky spew here, my heart bleeds. This election can and will never be won by APC in a fair contest; and we all know why. The state of out nation under the stewardship of Ernest Koroma over the last decade is disgraceful. The economy has deteriorated so badly that the average Sierra Leonean cannot even afford a square meal a day. Yet we see state funds being splashed to rent crowds and thugs and on designer chairs for APC party offices around the country. Yet people like Specky keep avoiding the elephant in the room - state planned and executed political violence.
We all saw the hasty reshuffle of the leadership of the security forces by the Ekutay beast, EBK, merely a few weeks before the elections. If you thought that this was just music and chairs, then look closer. The tribally motivated violence we are now seeing is a direct result. Former I G Munu was a Themne from Makeni and in EBK's criminal strategy, the tribal links could have looked too obvious to international observers if he continued in his role as chief thug. So Munu was replaced by a gentle and powerless face, Richard Moigbe, whilst the real IG was his assigned deputy, Al Sheik Kamara of the Ekutay fame. In a distasteful Ekutay spectacle for the world to see, we saw this defacto IG Sheik Kamara deploy his tribesmen - armed and dressed in police uniforms to lay siege on the SLPP's collation centre in the capital, with the intent to disrupt and assault the opposition leader and his team. Moigbe was powerless to stop the Ekutay monster Al Sheik and gang. It took former Presidents Mahama and Goodluck Jonathan to rein these Ekutay basta pikins in. The frightening reality is that, if such assault on democracy can happen in broad daylight for in Freetown, in full glare of the media, EBK, the international community and observers why do we pretend to be surprised at the tribally induced violence that APC has brought back to our polity? Why should we be surprised at the gory images making rounds in social media of an NGC supporter, Bombay Kamara, disemboweled in Ibaya, Tonko Limba because he did not vote APC. Wretched tribal writers like Yusuf Bangura and Kabs Kanu deliberately look the other way and instead focus on cooked up statistics and forecast that favour their toxically corrupt Ekutay masters. My ekutay brethren, this is the elephant in the room - state sponsored violence to foist an Ekutay leader over the nation. Why would any sane person want citizens to accept this diabolical fate. Never!
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Rev Mathew Conteh, It's Baruch dayan ha'emet. I am sad to be writing this at our moment of grief about the sudden and unexpected passing away of Jonathan Fitzjohn with whom I became Facebook friends as late as the 16 th of March this year. May his soul be in peace. Condolences to his family and his family of friends... Sierra Leone : Here too duty calls. As DMK spelled it out, so clearly : “ Any leader who through commission or omission, allows the outbreak of tribal conflict in the name of electioneering should expect to be held personally accountable. No excuses, no exceptions. All leaders should speak out now before we go any further down this dangerous path “ True : The APC is not a band full of angels and neither is the SLPP. If we should want to go down the same non-homiletic language street as you, we may even ask rhetorically, but innocently, who is more a thug, Julius Maada Bio or Dr. Samura Mathew Wilson Kamara ? Look at their record and their credentials, if you please. When SLPP thugs went on the rampage in Dr. Samura Kamara's home town Kamalo tore down this election posters posted on his own ( Dr. Samura Kamara's ) own house/ home, was that not a provocation? But like the responsible person Dr. Samura Kamara is , he did not tell his supporters to teach the invader hooligans a lesson. God does not like ugly. You are are hereby forewarned : Your vile accusations of your fellow Sierra Leoneans whose only crime is that they express their grievances about what has apparently transpired under the very noses of the election observers, scattered as they are, few and far between , leaves much to be desired. You should not think that you you have the right or are going to su cceed in cowering peaceful law-abiding citizens into submission or prevent them from expressing their grievances – peacefully. I have yet to support a Presidential candidate that loses an election. Here's some more criticism of the NEC this time not by your fellow man of the cloth the Rev Leroy Kabs Kanu but by one Tony Bee PS II Australia APC And one last word : Specky ( 007) is a decent person – a voice of sanity, well-balanced fair-minded , conscientious , insightful , me noh wan palaver, so please take your shoddy wares to somewhere else. This election will be won outside of this forum. Loonta God does not like ugly.
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The Rev. Matthew Conteh is an honorable man. You cannot impeach his character. Rev. Conteh has done a lot for his community in Salone. It is time to visit Salone, Oga, and see how your APC has destroyed your country.
Rev Mathew Conteh
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My dear brother, its been 2 days man. Trust you are well and doing fine.
I am so sorry to hear about Jonathan's passing. May his gentle soul rest in peace. On the politics of our beloved Salone, I am afraid you have got it all wrong brother. If I did not know you have been away for a long time, I probably would not have responded to you. This race is not about Samura who has served in practically every government since the diabolical Siaka Stevens dictatorship. The truth is that EBK wants to savagely extend his tyrannical grip on our beloved nation. You know I was born APC. But as a man of the clothe who has in-depth insight of our nation's political history, I can tell you that Obai has destroyed this nation and wants to cling on to power using the claws of the malleable and docile Samura as cover. He has reintroduced a worse form of EKUTAY that is set to backfire at a great cost to our nation if he is not stopped. You know the saying that absolute power corrupts absolutely. Obai is the true example. He is so hooked on the sweets of office that he wants to continue till he dies. He has declared himself Chairman of our party for life and is desperate to install his surrogate against the nation's will. As a man of the clothe, party affiliations have to be shelved and I hope you do the same thing for the sake of our nation. Samura will be led like a goat by Obai if the latter's diabolical plot succeeds. It will also not last as the vast majority of citizens are against it. Even with all the vote buying and corrupted security service, the lost this election worse than the results you saw. If a fair election is held, which is almost impossible under Obai, the APC will be lucky to poll 30 %. Obai therefore wants to ostpone the elections indefinitely whilst he clings on. He filed for an injunction yesterday. My brother let us take the nation ahead of our personal interests and networks. The Good Lord will bless us as we do. Let us not allow our country men and women to be taken down this dangerous and violent tribal upheaval that Obai is desirous of.
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Rev Mathew Conteh, Is that your real name? Not that it matters that much what anyone's name is, but I ask because your own scripture advises,
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” Indeed ,there are many “men of the cloth”, from Elmer Gantry to Billy Graham who it was that I believe said, reporting back to the US after a visit to the then USSR , that the Russians were not Christians , something like, “they are Muslims - look at their domes !” Like you, the Rev. Leroy Kabs Kanu is also a ”man of the cloth” but of a very view and party hue. I'm sure that considering what you say here, you will probably be all hell-bent in disparaging him as ”an APC Rev” and I don't put it past the SLPP poyo reverends of accusing an APC reverend's hands as being dyed not only with the blood of Jesus but dipped in the blood shed of peaceful, law abiding citizens of Sierra Leone, even if that would not be true , since that particular Reverend has done no such thing ! Otherwise your tender tone speaks volumes about “ the politics of our beloved Salone ” , now appealing to the nation's sense of patriotism, no different from Yumkella's appeal to not only those in power but also those who put them there to put Sierra Leone first. For me, this means that whether it's you or Darboh ( the SLPP wing of the NGC) doing your advocacy and preaching, I listen. I do not merely believe that as Kierkegaard opines, ”One is to suffer; the other is to become a professor of the fact that another suffered” True, I was last in Sierra Leone for ten days in April 1970 and then back to Ghana. Did not experience first hand the Siaka Stevens era , the RUF War, the Ebola outbreak, the mudslides, the rapid deterioration of “ the Athens of West Africa ” I don't like it when you say that “ Obai has destroyed this nation ”. On the positive side we do hear of ( to quote Umaru Fofana, recently on the BBC) “ Massive infrastructure development “. Otherwise, I am also a little irritated with Our Ernest and cannot understand why with all the precedents that he is certainly aware of, he would still want to , in my view want to undemocratic ally install himself as “Chairman of the APC forever ” WHY `WHY? WHY? I hazard an explanation : that he thinks of himself as the benevolent “godfather” of the nation or has the same kind of self-justification as Robert Mugabe ( “King Bob”) who was asked by Christiane Amanpour : “ Mr President don't you think 89 years old would have been a great time to rest and retire?" President Mugabe: "Have you ever asked Queen Elizabeth this question or is it just for African leaders?' As to the idea that power corrupts, here's the full quote to agree with : “ I cannot accept your canon that we are to judge Pope and King unlike other men, with a favorable presumption that they did no wrong. If there is any presumption it is the other way against holders of power, increasing as the power increases. Historic responsibility has to make up for the want of legal responsibility. Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority: still more when you superadd the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority. There is no worse heresy than that the office sanctifies the holder of it. That is the point at which the negation of Catholicism and the negation of Liberalism meet and keep high festival, and the end learns to justify the means. “ There are some errands that I must attend to without any further delay and will get back to you in the evening . As Larry King used to say, don't go away...
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Rev Mathew Conteh, First of all a correction from my last posting. Should read : “ Like you, the Rev. Leroy Kabs Kanu is also a ”man of the cloth” but of a very different view and party hue. I'm back, six hours later, and so much has changed on the Sierra Leone political landscape, although much else remains the same. Continuing from where we left off with Lord Acton's notion which I'm sure both Messers Samura Mathew Wilson Kamara and Julius Maada Bio agree with, as shown throughout history, that “ Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” The question to both the APC and the SLPP flag-bearers is, how much power would they like to wield? A little, much or absolute power ? To that question we should expect an absolutely sincere answer from both gentlemen. I guess that both of them would say, diplomatically at least, that they wouldn't mind wielding as much power as would be legally possible or tolerable, even if it would seem that of those two gentlemen, Samura Kamara is obviously the gentler of the two and it is Bio that has unmistakable early signs of very despotic Machiavellian tendencies as his nick name “Paopa”already suggests and as his domination of the SLPP flag-bearer selection / election process testifies, not to mention his ominous he “will not accept” which sounds like he will not accept the same verdict that the people delivered through the ballot boxes the last time, i.e. his defeat. I suppose that as a military or former military man, he would tend to see defeat and victory in militaristic terms. Before the last presidential elections in Nigeria my man Muhammadu Buhari (a retired major general) has threatened that “If what happened in 2011 (alleged rigging) should again happen in 2015, by the grace of God, the dog and the baboon will all be soaked in blood.” At this very moment, according to all reports, all is not well in Sierra Leone, there's trouble in the air starting with the rumours galore : that to show some ajo (for you know who) President Ernest Koroma will be visiting the graveside of the Late P. C. Bai Shebora Yumkella of Samu Chiefdom, Kambia District. That there is a petition to the High Court to stop the runoff scheduled for the 27 th of March and to order a recount of the votes cast in the first round because of alleged massive over-voting, unmitigated election fraud and untold irregularities. Rev. Conteh, You know the song verse that goes “ Well, I don't know, but I've been told The streets in heaven are lined with gold I ask you how things could get much worse If the Russians happen to get up there first ?” As to how things could get much worse, well, as Saro people say, “Jesus wept !” I visited your brother-in-Christ, my dear friend the Rev Kabs Kanu's Facebook page . Things got a little better when I arrived at COCORIOKO-- FORUM OF PATRIOTS , but that was mild, relatively speaking. I visited Cocorioko – The Voice Of The People where things were still normal , but I couldn't believe my eyes when I read Titus Boye-Thompson 's puffed up , atrociously paranoid opinion piece An unwelcomed conspiracy to rig the elections , and to put it shortly, what was written was due to lack of experience. This is already getting kinda long and I still haven't said a word of what I intended to say. To be continued. Again, I haven't read this over. Pray for us Cornelius