The outcome of the 2018 presidential polls shocked the All People’s Congress (APC), punctured the nerve and fibre of the Party, causing dissonance and disorientation among its rank and file. The vast majority of the membership and followership have therefore been demanding constitutional reforms and for a new party leadership. While some have been doing so rather quietly; others have been tempestuous, almost contemptuous. The divergence on how the changes should be brought about constitutes one of the few hindrances to the process.
That moment: 2 Statesmen met to discuss national cohesion and more
To show commitment on his part to uphold peace, good governance, national cohesion, rule of law, human rights, the economy and state security, President Dr. Julius Maada Bio has convened a meeting of a Ten-Man Bipartisan Committee at the Office of the Vice President at 4:00pm today 15th October, 2019.
Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Tamba Lamina has asked politicians, especially those that contested for positions in various political parties in 2018 elections to organize a one-day peace forum to embrace one another in the interest of peace, social cohesion and development of Kono district.
Senior members of the main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) party, who also served as ministers and deputies in the Cabinet of former President Ernest Bai Koroma, have been declared wanted by the Sierra Leone Police (SLP) on allegations of electoral violence in the just concluded Wara Wara Bafodia, Koinadugu district runoff election.
The re-run bye election at Constituency 043, Wara Wara Bafodiya in the Koinadugu district held over the weekend left the main opposition, All People’s Congress (APC) party celebrating, after defeating the ruling Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP).
Two senior sitting Members of Parliament in Sierra Leone, Honourable Sidi Mohamed Tunis and Honourable Chernor Ramadan Maju Bah (Chericoco) have both officially declared their intention to run for the Speaker’s seat of the ECOWAS Parliament.
This new development is contrary to information making the rounds that Hon. Chericoco has recently officially declared his support for his colleague MP, Hon. Tunis to win the seat in the forthcoming election.
Almost two years since he left office, former President Ernest Bai Koroma on Thursday 13th September, 2019 met with his successor, President Julius Maada Bio at State House.
This is the second closed door meeting between the two men. But it is the first that was made public. The first closed door meeting between the two men that was not made public was the one prior to the start of the ongoing Commissions of Inquiry (COIs).
Reports about a proposed protest by a group referring to itself as Concerned Sierra Leoneans have been making the rounds on social media over the past couple of weeks.
In addressing this rumor, the management of the Sierra Leone Police called a press conference to advice members of the general public and particularly members of the All People’s Congress party to distance and disassociate their party from such a protest because part of the reason for the protest according to Concerned Sierra Leoneans was to demonstrate for alleged wrongs done to the APC.
Past weekend, President Julius Maada Bio who doubles as Commander-In-Chief of the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces, (RSLAF) warned newly-recruited female soldiers at the Benguema Barracks congratulated them but warned them to stay out of politics.
The President was attending the passing-out parade and commissioning ceremony of over 300 combined women officer cadets and recruits at the Armed Forces Training Centre at Benguema, Waterloo east of Freetown.
Addressing the new recruits, President Bio commended them for their resilience and tenacity, but urged them not to be involved in partisan politicking or engaged in partisan political discussions.
According to recent revelation from the Justice William Annan Atuguba Commission of Inquiry 67, former President Ernest Bai Koroma intervened several times between NASSIT and the contractor for the Sewa Grounds Market popularly known as Victoria Park.
Led in evidence by state Counsel Mr. Musa Mewa, Director of Investment at NASSIT Dr. Brima IbrahimBaimba Kargbo delved into the structure of the Sewa Grounds Market project and how constant intervention by former President Ernest Bai of forced NASSIT into making unjustifiable payments to the contractor even though the trust was unwilling to do such. Dr. Kargbo said the contract was separated into various components; $15.5m for the market, $12m for the school and park, $3.7m for the consultant engineer, and $3.3m for Freetown City Council.