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Profile of Sierra Leone's Opposition leader: Ernest Bai Koroma
By Awareness Times
Feb 17, 2006, 20:45
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Honourable Ernest Bai Koroma, the Leader of the All People’s Congress (APC), is considered by his numerous followers all around Sierra Leone and in the Diaspora as The Hope of the Future.

Ernest Bai Koroma of the All People's Congress

Born October 2nd 1953 of APC pedigree in Makeni, Bombali District, Northern Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma attended the Sierra Leone Church primary School, Government Secondary School (Boys) Magburaka and Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone.

He graduated in 1976 from Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone following which he taught at the St. Francis Secondary School in Makeni before joining the Sierra Leone National Insurance Company in 1978.

The Honourable Leader moved over to the Reliance Insurance Trust Corporation (Ritcorp) in 1985 and became its Managing Director in 1988, a position he outstandingly held up to the March 2002 Elections.

Hon. Ernest Bai Koroma’s followers will readily inform that he represents the grassroots of Sierra Leone and the disadvantaged and they constantly cite his unblemished public record.

Under his leadership, the APC swept virtually all the seats in the Western Area during the last Local Government Elections of 2004. This was in spite of the fact that some of the Old Guard of the APC dismissed his leadership as a matter of child’s play. However, Honourable Koroma’s leadership is considered to be a blend of the old and the new.

An astute business man and a Chartered Insurer, Hon. Koroma is also a Fellow of the West African Insurance Institute (WAICA), an Associate of the Institute of Risk Management in the UK and a Member of the Institute of Directors in the UK.

Hon. Koroma holds an unblemished and enviable public record and spouts himself as a darling of democracy, the rule of law, human right, good governance, probity, freedom of the press, transparency and accountability.

Indeed, his followers say he is not only a fine gentleman but also the hope for the future.

Ernest Koroma was elected as the APC’s Presidential Candidate for the 2002 Presidential Elections on 24th March 2002.

Embattled by series of court case against his youthful leadership and executive and the 2002 APC Constitution, Koroma was eventually stripped off his dejure leadership of the APC by the Supreme Court of Sierra Leone on the 22nd June 2005.

He was however again unanimously elected as Leader/ Chairman and Presidential Candidate of the APC at a National Delegates Conference in September 2005. Currently, he is the Minority Leader in the Sierra Leone Parliament.

Age 52 years, Hon. Ernest Koroma is being put forward by the All People’s Congress as "the democratic hope for Sierra Leone" which they describe as "a country at the cross road of change from the old order of despair to a young generation of visionary leadership of hope and development."

Honourable Ernest Koroma is tall, handsome, with a ‘leadership jaw’ and a well built upper turso. He has a commanding presence and if he had decided to embark upon a career in modeling, he would have been a huge success.

Hon. Ernest Koroma is married to Sia Koroma from Kono District, Eastern Province of Sierra Leone, ex-pupil of Annie Walsh Memorial school and post-graduate in Bio- Chemistry from London University. His matrimonial blend transcends tribal and regional politics.

Ernest Bai Koroma and Sia are blessed with two children, Alice and Dankay. He is widely traveled to the world’s leading democracies and beyond.


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