"I Will Not Run for Third Term Elections," Ernest Koroma Assures!!!
By Abu Shaw (03/01/17)
President Ernest Bai Koroma has reassured all Sierra Leoneans that he will not contest for any presidential elections again in Sierra Leone!!
In this light, President Koroma (pictured) has exposed for the first time the Doubting Thomases who continue to give misleading information about his intention to run for Third Term. President Koroma who made it abundantly clear that he will not contest for any Presidential elections again and noted: "Heart-to-heart, I would like to hand over power to the APC presidential candidate."
The APC is also very aware of the international wind of populist political change against the failed Establishments and Elites in the UK Brexit Referendum and the shocked American Elections' results which billionaire businessman Donald Trump astonishingly won.
In the capacity as Chairman and Leader of the ruling All People's Congress, President Koroma has also additionally made it abundantly that the people should not be taken for granted in Sierra Leone. "We should not take the people for granted," he warned the APC party.
Comrade Koroma made this statement recently at the Wusum Hotel in Makeni where a fund raising programme was held towards the completion of the APC northern region headquarters. "All executives of APC," he maintained, "should remained neutral."
Comrade Koroma said the race for the Presidential candidate of the APC has not even started, fuming certain: "Comrades are removing their clothing to fight."
President Koroma added : "I am the Leader and Chairman. Very soon I will call the National Executive of APC to set the criteria for whom will emerge as our presidential candidate for the next election."
Chairman and Leader emphasised the need for party members to put the interests of the APC above self, noting: "Seven days will change elections."
For this reason, he called on all people holding public offices to deliver the goods to the people. Displaying huge sense of honesty, President Koroma admitted that the country is very difficult after the Ebola.
As a result of this, he appealed to the APC hierarchy to be careful with the people as they are the custodian of political power.
The APC Regional Office North is 75% in progress. Comrade Ernest Bai Koroma showed knowledge over all that is happening in and outside of the party.
He said: "Many APC comrades are not happy because of the attitudes of my appointees (both cabinet ministers and Heads of M.D.A)."
Comrade Koroma noted he will only know that he has success stories if he hands over power to the APC as a ruling party in governance.
"No President," he repeated, "will be happy to hand over power to opposition. President Koroma confidently said the APC standard bearer for the APC will not be difficult for him as he said the APC knows what is right for the party."
"I have won many infighting before," Comrade Ernest Bai Koroma said in a relaxed mood," adding, "he will not compromise the ideology of the APC party."
The President also disclosed that the same structure for the APC Regional office in the North will be constructed in the South and Eastern Region.
President Koroma recalled in his entire life, success has always been part of his calendar. He called on party members to show love and respect to one another and put the interest of the party above self.
The APC Regional office North will be completed in April, 2017. "The Flagship of the party for the next election will be pronounced at the completed APC Regional office North," he hinted the gathering.
Comrade Ernest Bai Koroma was cool and calculated in his presentation. He added: "Whosoever thinks that they are undermining me are making a grave mistake."
He said if you go against the directives of the Chairman and Leader in a calculated effort to undermine his leadership, you are undermining the APC. He expressed firm belief that God will not allow them to succeed.
Courtesy: APC Press Release in Sierra Leone