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President Koroma caught in power cut

President Koroma caught in power cut

Management of the National Stadium on Sunday February 26th, misbehaved with a toy of power cut during the event marking the Copyright Arts and Entertainment festival it hosted over the weekend.

The President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma was on stage to deliver a keynote address when suddenly a power cut began. The anomaly lasted between 2-3 minutes before the lights were switched on. Not long after he began his speech, a sudden power cut erupted again. This was time the president’s security forces were high on alert and the flip-flop was bursting.  The Stadium management was already displaying its inconsistency of a management at a time the president was busy boasting of massive infrastructural improvements in Sierra Leone.

The organizers told this medium, they bought a total of hundred gallons of fuel to put the event coverage at full length till done. They expressed dismay over the sudden regular power cuts, which many perceived as nothing but sabotage and endangering the life of the president who was forced to speak outside the microphone system due to the power cuts.

A double show of disrespect compounded the occasion when riots ensued between fans of the Red Flag Movement of singer LAJ and their Black Leo rivalry fans of pop star Kao Denero in stands 6 and 7 respectively.  The melee broke out when the court embattled LAJ was issued the microphone on stage to thrill the audience. Opposing jibes brokered between the two fan bases and the police had to intervene. The 5-6 minute scuffle tempted the police to fire canisters of teargas to cool down the tension – even though the president was within the crowd.

President Koroma, however, told the artists union to hold steadfast of their aspirations and work towards achieving a cohesion and long lasting peace within them. He thanked the organizers for such a wonderful initiative designed to solidify peace and harmony within the artists who many have seen as role models in society. He urged Sierra Leoneans to refrain from violence and keep the laws in order to record a peaceful, free, fair and harmonious 2012 elections. President Koroma calls on the masses to turn up and register to vote in the November forthcoming elections.

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