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Garber
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Information making the rounds in social media intimate that former president, Ernest Bai Koroma, handed the mantle of leadership over to president Julius Maada Bio without a speech. If this is true, then Ernest Koroma and his Tolongbo party are a disgrace to themselves and their families.  Was the man angry or was he simply afraid of making a fool of himself on the national/international stage?
Bradford
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Ernest Koroma's repulsive behavior at the Inauguration of president Bio is indicative of the general attitude of the APC party toward Sierra Leone.  The party just doesn't care about Sierra Leone. 

Let's assume that Koroma really hated his successor.   Wouldn't it have been a big opportunity to say thank you to Sierra Leoneans for working with him and wishing his successor good luck in the days ahead?

But Koroma is Tolongbo.  And his attitude is a typical Tolongbo attitude.  During his time in office, he attempted to create a society only for the Koromas, the Kamaras, the Banguras and the Fofanas.  I was born and raised in an APC family in Freetown.  But because I did not have a Northern last name, I fell a victim of the APC.  I lost my job to an unqualified Northerner.

All Bio has to do is implement some of his campaign promises and the game for Tolongbo is over.  The last elections went into a run-off because Tolongbo was in power and thereby able to marshal an enormous amount of resources, often illegally, to fight the opposition.  In 2023 Tolongbo's butt will be kicked right at the gates.
Victor Foh VP
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Sierra Leone's and Bio's fates in the next five years is going to be sealed by the vagaries of the commodities market. perios.

At least a mendeman was VP under EBK. The proverbial pot and kettle scenario. Both parties are tribalist to the core but will indulge in putting up masks and facades.
Suckteeth
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Suckteeth.  Shioooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Spectator 007
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Was a speech from EBK on the agenda? Was he asked beforehand to make remarks and declined?
Spectator 007
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Even if EBK wasn’t on the agenda to speak, I think he should offer thanks to Sierra Leoneans for being given the opportunity to serve two terms. Has he done so?

On a somewhat related matter of politicians thanking people ...I have noticed that when candidates lose elections in Salone they rarely thank their supporters in an effective way. I could be wrong about that but that’s just my observation and am sure many others.
Knice
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It is not traditional or in good taste for the outgoing president to give a speech at the inauguration of the new president. It is proper that all attention be on the new president. So please give EBK a pass on this one. 
una lef
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This is more like the act of a drunk sailor who does not understand the 'sea boundary' two words. At first SLPP barred 16 APC elected members of parliament on the pretext of enforcing a made-up non-existing court injunction (as the respective MPs we later understand were in fact never officially served any injunction by any Judge). This they did so as to create chaos and confusion as to enable them impose their preferred candidate for Speaker of Parliament which they succeeded in doing.

Now they have done it again, preventing the former President from delivering his handover statement as did his late predecessor, Alhaji Ahmed Tejan Kabbah, just to feed their propaganda apetite that APC left nothing for the country. This is too bad or are we now running a gorilla democracy where only those with silver back reign supreme? It sends all the wrong signal about us as a nation, put party politics aside. So the 'ONE NATION ONE PEOPLE' famous SLPP motto does not include opposition political parties and their people. Is that so?

Foday Tolongbo
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Una Lef,

Go butt cotton cotton tree ehn drink sulfur.  Kakarass.
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