Northerner wants SLPP big title
Nightmares, they say, befallen contestantscomplete for the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) top title, shortly after it was disclosed that an unsoiled and spotless Sierra Leone politician is up for it.
Umaru B. Dumbuya (in photo), resident in the United States and who hails from the Northern Province, has of recent times, shot up lips of persons desperate to clinch leadership in the SLPP.
Of course, true democracy demands gender equality- not far from Umaru’s intentions; he recently told our reporter that if he wins the SLPP flagbearer contest, his running mate will be a woman.
Umaru is but one of the few Sierra Leoneans with an unsoiled political history.
He has neither held public office nor accepts any business contract from successive democratic governments.
History has in it records that in 1980, Umaru was President for Sierra Leonean students in the United States and the Caribbean respectively.
That it was during his tenure that Sierra Leonean students challenged late Siaka Stevens in his pursuits to sign an agreement consequently authorizing the ‘Net Log Waste Management Company USA,’ deposit toxic waste in Sierra Leone’s territorial waters.
“Toxic waste is life threatening and may have caused the death of fellow Sierra Leoneans. As the Student Union President then, I stood my ground, rallied stakeholders in the USA and mobilized colleagues. We made a procession in protest of Siaka Stevens’ ailing intentions for vulnerable Sierra Leoneans,” Umaru said.
Ads: “We made processions to the White House, Congress, World Bank and the United Nations. It was then that the ship which was on its way to dump toxic waste in waters of Sierra Leone was ordered to make an unconditional reverse to the US.”
Umaru authoritatively quoted the existing APC Minister of Internal Affairs, Hon. Dauda Kamara, as his eyewitness to what he says as by then he was Sierra Leone’s Ambassador to the United States.
Umaru’s revealed intentions for Sierra Leoneans cuts across youth empowerment, good governance, infrastructural development, freedom of expression and speech, better living conditions and a host of other things.
“My main focus is youth empowerment. Yes, it is only when youths are empowered that a nation will make unwavering progress,” he said.
He was quick to make reflections of the bulk of persons aspiring for leadership of the SLPP.
“All of those who toe lines for SLPP leadership have held position in past governments and have had their hands in shady deals.” Umaru confidently said.
He noted however that Sierra Leone as a nation has been practicing the Africanized system of politics, which to him, has been the outcome of bad governance and underdevelopment experienced some 50 years now.
“If am made the SLPP flagbearer in 2011, and in 2012 voted as President of Sierra Leone, I will source huge employment for all and will also enforce equal opportunities at all levels,” he reiterated.
He called on Sierra Leoneans to join him in weeding out corrupt and grubby politicians from the race.
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