SLPP Brutalizes Foreign Journalists
The All Peoples Congress Party (APC) National Publicity Secretary who also doubles as the Minister of Political Affairs, Honorable Alpha-Khanu on Tuesday September 9th, intimated to members of the press, that the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) beat-up foreign journalists working for Africa 24 Network while proceeding back to their party headquarters at Lightfoot Boston Street Freetown, on their nomination day.
Although the minister did not name the foreign journalists in question, this disclosure was made at a press briefing which was held at the (APC) party headquarter, at the Old-Railway Line, Brookfield’s, Freetown with a host of dignitaries within the caucus of the party and stakeholders from the press.
Chairman of the program, Alpha-Khanu said that the reason of the august gathering is to intimate to people of the country of the new flock of political defectors to the APC party and to further update on the classified reports, comments and assessments of international institutions over the leadership culture of President Koroma’s five years reign in office.
The minister noted that the president stands tall at the apex of praise by the international communities, reflecting it to practicality of heap of successes of the manifesto presented by the President in 2007 whiles on his political ascendancy into state office. He maintained further that today’s occasion features two political household names from the opposition SLPP camp which are honorable Joulie Magnus Lavllie of Constituency (82) Moyamba District, and Omrie Gollie.
Whilst talking on the issue of the beating-up of foreign journalists, by goons of the SLPP, the Minister condemned the act, calling it a show of the political tolerance the leadership and it figures heads of the SLPP seek to deliver to the people of this country.
Lending his voice to the occasion is the Deputy Minister of Communication, Sheikto Tarawallie who strongly wrote-off the arguments posed by the presidential Flag-bearer of the SLPP Julius Maada Bio and his running mate Dr. Khadi Sesay, for having reduced the image of the country in an interview. Citing the comments as purely political and killing the spirit of nationalism.
He said criticizing the country to the point of making wraith of claims that over 80% of Sierra Leoneans are suffering from hunger and other social ills is unfortunate to come from political figures who aim to get-grip of the symbol of the nation’s existence.
He noted that it’s also demonstrates the kind of leadership they assume to make if by chance they are voted into office sometime in the future.
Whilst talking on the backdrop of their defection, the new-borne hearty defector honorable Magnus Lavallie says he is pleased to join Koroma’s ‘Arc of Hope’ and promised that he will sway the support of his people in the Moyamba District, under the ideals, principles and visions of the president’s agenda for change, once he spoke the message to them.
Also speaking was another new-borne defector Omrie Gollie, who said he is living testimony to the president citation whilst addressing the well of parliament on his valedictory speech, that he is the first to be recorded as not having killed any death-row-prisoner. He explained that the first few days in office, the APC facilitated his freedom, saying that he was maliciously maligned by the past leadership of the ‘ex-president Kabbah regime’.
The briefing was climaxed with a message from the Party Secretary General Victor Bockarie-Foh, welcoming all the new-borne-defectors to the party, saying that is the reason why the party is called a congress, which means ‘home for all’. He admonished all party loyalists and supporters alike to prepare themselves for the nomination on Thursday, with a strong message of warning to all to stay clear of violent activities, saying it is against the spirit of what the party preaches.
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