From Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown

Ernest Koroma is Not Pragmatic!!!
By Sylvia O. Blyden
Oct 15, 2009, 16:32

I enjoyed the coverage of my impromptu visit to the ruling party’s offices as carried in yesterday’s edition of the APC We Yone newspaper. Most of what Cornelius Deveaux published about my unannounced visit was accurate especially my belief that all Sierra Leoneans should help our President in the manner in which they think is best. However, Deveaux has seriously misquoted me in saying that I used the adjective “pragmatic” to describe our President, H.E. President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma.

President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma is a pragmatic leader? No way! Not in my book. He is NOT pragmatic!


A pragmatic leader will not have stomached Shekito Tarawalie’s escapades for this long. If Shekito is not insulting Hon. Alpha Khan for rushing to save President Koroma from being seen as an insensitive leader who sacked Karamoh Kabba after suffering a terrible car accident, Shekito will be busy lying to the world that President Koroma is all set to doom Hon. Afsatu Kabba for simply doing her job at Fisheries! If Shekito is not threatening to ‘sack’ IG Acha Kamara, he is calling AIG Al-Shek a vandal or questioning the integrity of AIG Chris Charley. If Shekito is not calling our largest donors, the British, a hypocritical and coward bunch of “scumbags”, he is publishing raw pornographic material on President Koroma’s official website! If Shekito is not ordering soldiers to manhandle an esteemed, elderly female citizen like Hon. Elizabeth Lavalie, he is… the antics are endless and will take me all day long to list which time I do not have!!

The point here is that with all these afore-mentioned antics and more, Ernest Bai Koroma is still keeping the ronsho-minded, ronsho-dressed and ronsho-sized creature up at State House to pose as the Presidential Spokesman of Sierra Leone! What a shame and disgrace to all Sierra Leoneans! A low-life character who publishes that the British should be treated like scumbags is our country’s Presidential Spokesman appointed by President Koroma and allowed to continue to embarrass this country unchecked?

How in God’s name will anyone refer to such a President as a pragmatic leader? A pragmatic leader is said to be guided by practical experience and takes decisions based on firsthand observations and never on sentiments! No way can Sheka Tarawalie’s Boss, H.E. Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma be called a pragmatic leader! Sorry Deveaux, you misquoted me my dear brother!

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