In Sierra Leone, President Ernest Bai Koroma & Usman Boie Kamara paint Kissy red
President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma alongside Alhaji Usman Boie Kamara on Friday September 21 amassed a jubilant crowd, chanting the slogan of success for the All People’s Congress Party (APC) come the November 17th polls, in a visit across the Alpha Morlia Community, Kissy Freetown.
The President and his party bigwig decided to join the people of the community for Jumaa Prayer at the Al Masjid Huddah Mosque, for the first time since he assumed office. In a bid to demonstrate their profound support and endorsement for the President, the highly clergy clerics crowned the president with the title of an “Alhaji”, which means respect and honor.
The president and Usu Boie were received by a mammoth crowd of people giving them a heroe’s welcome as they marched to the holier-than-thou ground of the mosque, it is the first visit of his Excellency to the Al Massid Huddah Mosque.
Speaking during the usual Jumaa sermon, Chief Imam of the Massid Huddah, Sheik Ibrahim described the president’s visit as a blessing in a lifetime, saying that it is important because this day marks the first visit ever since he was voted into office, but saying more especially since the mosque is one of the oldest within the Kissy community.
He went further to describe president Koroma as a father who deserves the titled of an “Alhaji” even though he has not performed the pilgrim-rites (spiritual trip to Mecca, Saudi Arabia) as many may be asking, he added that such compliments are extended to people with wisdom and leadership prowess, which the President possesses. He also extended his profound appreciation to Alhaji Usman Boie Kamara for having machinated the presidential visit.
The Imam further commended president Koroma for championing the interest of Muslims’ welfare across the nation, which he pointed reference to the evidence by which the president awards over 160 Hajj-tickets nationwide for Muslim pilgrims.
The presidential entourage constituted household names in the politics of this nation such as philanthropist Alhaji Yayah Deen-Kamara who also doubles as the presidential peacemaker, Minister of Land, Country Planning & Environment – Momodu Pat Sowe, Minister of Political and Public Affairs – Hon. Alpha Khan, Minister of Mines- Alhaji Minkailu Mansaray, and other dignitaries from Alhaji Usman Boie Kamara’s supporters.
At the end of the Jumaa prayer the mammoth crowd of supporters escorted the presidential convoy as they headed out of the Kissy community.
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