Governance and Thuggery
Ever since independence in 1961, the politics of Sierra Leone as a nation has invariably been characterized by various forms of political thuggery; state sponsored secret killings-used as a weapon of intimidation and the consolidation of political power.
When the phenomenon of eliminating political opponents started in the 60s through the 80s under the reign of the All Peoples Congress (APC); nobody thought it was ever going to reemerge even in this new dispensation of the APC owing to the fact that the party campaign flagship ensured in the last 2007 general election that such ugly taint on the partyâ€™s name was washed clean.
Even when some critical minded people held their reservations on the matter and exposed the fact the APC never changes from the brutality and political intolerance that encapsulated their earlier rule, the young and naÃ¯ve voter generation never was open to this apt reality that only disguised itself in the seeming new generation of APC breed that manned the front of the 2007 campaign ticket.
The sad reality that has dawned to those of us that stood as unbelieving Thomasâ€™s is that the capsule that hosted this very ugly situation has been busted to spread the virus that has ensured that the lives of political opponents are left in virtual disarray, many have secretly met their deaths; a nemesis that is setting the ugly pace in the political dispensation of the country.
As at yet, we could not also understand why the SLPP have not been able to protect its own people; but word from party men in the SLPP says the party has been cowed by the many incidents of violent political occurrencesÂ that have left many of their men dead whilst the whereabouts of others is still an obscured reality.
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