AWARENESS TIMES
Sierra Leone News & Information

State House | Press Union | Lumley Beach | AllAfrica | SL-Web

www.awarenesstimes.com

  Giving Knowledge to the People
welcome to sierra leone's premier news source
Last Updated: Sep 29th, 2010 - 17:23:05 
Front Page 
 
 NEWS
 Breaking News
 Local News
 Politics
 Photo News
 Video News
 
 EDITORIALS
 
 SPECIAL REPORTS
 Afsatu Kabba
 
 COMMENTS & OPINIONS
 Moiie's Column
 
 FEATURES
 
 ENTERTAINMENT
 
 PROFILES
 Role Models
 Awareness Lady
 Common Man
 
 THE ECONOMY
 
 NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
 Special Messages
 Legal Matters
 Obituaries
 
 PAID SUPPLEMENTS
 
 ADVERTISEMENTS
 
 SATIRE
 
 FROM OUR TEAM
Search


Published online by
Sylvia Blyden Dot Com

17 Garrison Street,
Freetown,
Sierra Leone.
Tel: +232-77-772001
Tel: +232-88-321000
Tel: +232-76-350077
Tel: +232-30-321001
Email:
editor@awarenesstimes.com
Website:
www.awarenesstimes.com

NEWS : Politics  

Sierra Leone's Opposition Leader in Commendable Political Tolerance
By Ibrahim B. Sesay
Sep 29, 2010, 17:22
Email this article
 Printer friendly page

The Chairman and Leader of Sierra Leone’s main opposition political party continues to show his respect for the dictates of the 2009 APC-SLPP Agreement signed under the auspices of the international community which called for political tolerance and respect for others to be displayed between the country’s main political actors. John Oponjo Benjamin is a shining beacon of light for those who are looking for acts of political tolerance that are worth emulating.


Unlike others who append their signatures to one thing and act in a different manner and who travel to the United Nations to speak of respect and political tolerance only to return home and ride roughshod over political views from the opposition, Mr. John Benjamin, was this week seen prominently amongst the mourners at the funeral service of the only son of ruling party strongman Leonard Balogun Koroma.

The following photos speak volumes about the extent of political tolerance that the likes of John Benjamin are practising in this country even as others who ought to know better are busy contravening the political tolerance dictates of our country’s precious Constitution.


SLPP’s John Oponjo Benjamin attended the funeral of APC strongman’s son. He is shown here standing near another APC strongman Sahr John Yambasu, the Ambassador-designate to Russia and former Kono District Chairman at the Churchyard.

 


SLPP Leader John Benjamin Consoling APC Strongman Mr. Leonard Balogun Koroma after the Church Service before the corpse is taken away.

Even before the signing of the APC-SLPP Political Respect & Tolerance Agreement of 2009, Sierra Leone’s Constitution already had entrenched clauses like Section 32(3) which clearly show that the crafters of our Nation’s Multi-Party 1991 Constitution like the venerable Peter Tucker, had wanted a democratic country, where political tolerance and respect for opposing views was the norm rather than the extreme.

Alas! If our esteemed politicians cannot even obey the entrenched dictates of the National Constitution which clauses call for respect for the views of multi-party voices, then what hope for them ever obeying the non-legally-binding Agreement signed under the auspices of the United Nations and international actors?


© Copyright by Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Top of Page

Latest Headlines
NEWS
In Sierra Leone, Poisonous ‘Sugar’ Kills in Kambia District
In Sierra Leone, Two Kenema Youths Drown at Lumley Beach
In Sierra Leone, Boost for Waterloo Bread Sellers
EDITORIALS
Encourage Moseray Fadika and Frank Timis the Romanian
National Judiciary Deserves to be Heard
We Do Not “Negotiate” for Space with Anyone!
SPECIAL REPORTS
Afsatu Lectures Students against Violence
Afsatu Kabba Launches Women Organization
Sierra Leone's Opposition Resident Village Idiot flies out to U.K. and Ghana today
COMMENTS & OPINIONS
Paul Kamara: Fitness vs. Eligibility
Maada Bio: SLPP’s Foolish Aspirant!
Journalist Paul Kamara & Justice Tolla-Thompson: Our National Constitution Must be Obeyed!
FEATURES
WIMSAL at 3……What hope lies ahead for Women in the Media?
Reproduced by Popular Demand: No Junior Secondary School Built at Tondola Junction
Sierra Leone's NPRC’s Tom Nyuma, Sierra Rutile, Vimetco, John Sisay & the Inquest for late Bambay Kamara
ENTERTAINMENT
Sierra Leone's Video-Journalist Abdulai Jalloh marries his Sweetheart, Cecilia
‘Nor Look En Face’ Takes Over the Airwaves in Sierra Leone
PROFILES
A TRIBUTE TO THE LATE MRS. HANNAH BABY NELLIE GADD - A Role Model
Haja Afsatu Olayinka Kabba: A Muslim Woman of Excellence!
THE ECONOMY
Sierra Leone Government in Serious Embarrassment as Businesses Shut Down over New Tax
NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
In Memory Of Hon Dr. Salia Jusu-Sheriff “Maada”
Cape Lambert Marampa lron Ore (SL) Limited Wishes HIS Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, Vice-President Chief Alhaji Sam Sumana
The Latest Leaked US Embassy Cable from Wikileaks Website concerning Sierra Leone
PAID SUPPLEMENTS
Marampa Can Achieve Late 2012 Start-Up With Maiden 200mt Jorc Resource Representing Only 20% Of The Mineralised Strike
Koidu Holdings Explains Blasting Incident at Koidu Kimberlite Project Mine Site
Presenting Professor Dr. Ritchard Tamba M’Bayo
ADVERTISEMENTS
NASSIT and HFC offers 28 Newly Built Houses for immediate Sale in Sierra Leone
African Minerals (SL) Ltd Job Vacancy
JOLLIBOY! - Solomon Pratt's Book is now available for Purchase Online
SATIRE
XXXXXXXXXXXX THE CIA SPY
Letter To Tech: The Political ‘Dombolo’ in Kono
President Koroma Fires One: Maybe the Cabinet Reshuffle Has Commenced?
FROM OUR TEAM
Schulenburg Should Behave Himself
No Edition out for today from Freetown, Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone's Awareness Times Publisher Never Collected a Single Penny for P.R. let alone Ten Million Leones monthly!

Copyright © 2005 - 2010, Awareness Times Sierra Leone; All Rights Reserved.
Hosted & Designed by West Africa Dot Net