I do not think Mr. Rogers has been genuine to himself. I am from Tihun myself. No one knows Mr. Rogers from that town. We know that the Rogers are from Pujehun district. Tihun is in Bonthe district.
It is only in the SLPP and among us the South-easterners, where common political principles seem to be lacking.
The APC and the SLPP are ideologically different. If you have been a member of one of the party’s to the extent that you had attempted to aspire to represent that party as presidential candidate at national level, it is principally not correct that you suddenly come to the realisation one day that your values and ideals are in the ruling party and not your former party, which is in opposition and where you have weighed your chances of getting what you want to be infinitesimal.
For the records, it is well known in Sierra Leone that there was a criminal case against Mr. Rogers wherein (it is alleged) in January this year, he paid his brother who was an armed SSD police officer to accompany him to the Law Court premises.
That Officer (allegedly) ended up shooting someone on the instruction of Mr. Franklin Rogers. The person shot and almost killed was an SLPP supporter. This occurred in broad daylights in front of the Central Law Court. The SSD Officer was later arrested and he confessed that he was instructed by Mr. Rogers to shoot because he Mr. Rogers had feared that someone in the crowd was going to hurt him.
Mr. Rogers also made a statement to the CID. It could be recalled that since that incident much has not been heard from or of Mr. Rogers as he has been battling behind the scene to have the matter not criminally charged to court.
Mr. Rogers has partly succeeded because seven months on since the police concluded their investigations, nothing has come out of matter.
Seven months after that unfortunate incident, which caused Mr. Rogers to hibernate and go incognito, it is only now with his so-called choreographic announcement as an APC member that he has resurfaced. The question that many critical minds would want to be answered i