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How I Pity Our Poor President!
By Amara Vandy (Junior Cub Reporter)
Oct 15, 2009, 16:10
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Yesterdays front page of the Presidential Spokesman newspaper was pretty revealing to many readers who with dismay saw the blatant denigrating of our sitting Head of State by his own appointee just a day after the Spokesmans insults hurled at the British were brought to light to the dismay of all concerned.


Where is the State Chief of Protocol Alusine Sesay, was the question on many lips yesterday after the Torchlight newspaper hit the streets with raw garbage that has embarrassed the President.


When a sitting Head of State like Ernest Bai Koroma misleads himself in appointing a socio-political misfit like Sheka Tarawalie to be his Press Secretary (aka Presidential Spokesman) and when a so-called State Chief of Protocol Alusine Sesay forgets his responsibilities and turns himself into an inert piece of wood, even as his boss, President Koroma is publicly molested by the notorious Press Secretary, one can only conclude that the Head of State is boxed into a really pathetic situation. Or,as we say in the local Creole parlance, De President really sorry!

How I pity our President! How I pity you Sir!


It was sad and utterly pathetic to see yesterdays front page of Sheka Tarawalies newspaper as he (unwittingly?) informed the world that not only did he hold President Koroma in gross contempt but he wanted the world to read just how he was busy making a fool of the President!


There it was, right on the front pages of The Torchlight Newspaper run by the Koroma Press Secretary, next to an old, redundant 2006 article that featured Shekito, were the bold words, PRESS SECRETARY MAKING A FOOL OF PRESIDENT!  Yes, right on the front page next to Sheka Tarawalies photo.


So, anyone who had any doubt left that Press Secretary Sheka did not care two hoots about the responsible seat his Boss, President Koroma, was currently occupying, should have no more doubts about this after yesterdays edition of Torchlight hit the streets.


What makes the Presidents situation even more pathetic and appalling is that Mr. Alusine Sesay, the Head of the so-called State House Protocol Office is quite content to seat and watch as Ernest Bai Koroma is turned into a source of ridicule all over the land. Indeed, President Koroma really sorry!


Meanwhile, Sylvia Blyden has assured that she intends to follow on with the exchanges with President Koromas Press Secretary, in a tit-for-tat manner. It is a fact that Sylvia Blyden normally ignores attacks from malcontented hired journalists as, being leadership material herself, she is thick-skinned enough to dismiss such attacks.


According to Sylvia Blyden, when a character like Olu Gordon devotes two whole pages of his newspaper in a highly defamatory attempt to tell the world that I am irrelevant, I do not argue with him as his Herculean 2-paged efforts, which must have taken him several hours to compose, is really evidence of just how relevant I really am for him to spend all that time on me alone but she continued by saying, Indeed Olu Gordon is insignificant in my sphere of the world but when no less a person than the Spokesman of His Excellency the President of the Republic, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma decides to take me on in a public duel, well I will certainly oblige the President and exchange words with his appointee.


We will see who has more to lose when the duel ends, Blyden confidently promises. Meanwhile, we have published an Editorial by THE SENATOR NEWSPAPER in todays edition on.


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