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September 14, 2009

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Vol 8 No 1

The tendency sometimes to protect perpetrators for the sake of peace...doesn't help society. Impunity should not be allowed to stand. - Kofi Annan on Waki report

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SLPP operatives said to be planning to stir up chaos in Sa. Leone, using Kailahun as launching pad


Written by Cocorioko Newspaper Limited   

Sunday, 17 May 2009

News making the rounds in the United States is that the Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP),which has still not accepted its defeat in 2007, is plotting to create a major political mayhem in Sierra Leone . Many Sierra Leoneans are calling on the government to keep a hawk's eye on Kailahun District from where hails the SLPP Chairman, John Benjamin, whose  latest activities are being described as suspicious. .

When the STANDARD TIMES  newspaper recently came out with a scoop on the SLPP's plans to create chaos in Sierra Leone, the Executive Editor, Mr.Philip Neville, a fearless journalist who has no reason to fabricate the story , became a punchbag of SLPP  operatives , including their Chairman, Mr.John Benjamin and one old political spentforce who does not know that he has burnt his candles on both ends, Dr.Sama Banya.

Now, it is  not only the STANDARD TIMES newspaper that is talking about the SLPP's plans for a major upheaval in Sierra Leone. News is rife in the U.S. that the SLPP  plans to destabilize Sierra Leone in such a spectacular manner that the central authority of the civilian administration will be destroyed  and  they would then invite the Army to stage a coup to "save the country from complete collapse. "

Sierra Leoneans,  who perfectly understand the subversive activities undertaken by Mr.John Benjamin when he engineered the 1992 NPRC  military coup in Sierra Leone,  are becoming increasingly uncomfortable with the SLPP National Chairman who is said to be the main person insitigating all the vicious propaganda being spewed against President Ernest Bai Koroma and his government by the pro-SLPP  newspapers. All the malicious and unnecessary  attacks in the SLPP  newspapers  on the President and his government are said to be part of the grand plans by the SLPP  to disrupt peace in Sierra Leone. They are now said to be working on the First Phase of the plan, which is to create public and international  dissaffection against the President and the government. The well-contrived weapon being used is repeated allegations of rape by "APC thugs ". An APC  official in New Jersey lamented that nobody else commits rape any  more in Sierra Leone. "Every rape is blamed on APC thugs ...You can see that it is  a ploy to give this government a bad name " . 

Sierra Leoneans  believe that the SLPP is being very unfair to the Ernest Koroma-led APC  government. All the socio-economic and political problems in Sierra Leone were created by previous government, especially the SLPP,which spent 11 years in power but left the nation economically bankrupt and the ciapital  and towns filthy and in utter darkness, with no light and water . Sierra Leoneans are dismayed that the SLPP  speaks as if these problems were created by the APC IN JUST ONE-AND-THE HALF YEARS. "Why can't they give the APC  chance to rule and solve the problems they left behind ? They created these problems and now that the government  is trying to solve them, they want to stand in the way ", Abu Sesay of East Brunswick, NJ, complained .

Some Sierra Leoneans who heard news of the SLPP  plans to disrupt peace and good government in Sierra Leone called on the International Community to take note of these revelations. "When people are creating trouble in the country, the international community does not say or do anything, but as soon as the government starts to take actions against troublemakers, they start talking about human rights ",Abie Kamara of New York complained bitterly to this newspaper.  "The International Community should realize that African countries are countries with laws and enforcing these laws has nothing to do with human rights . Whoever violates the laws of the country should be punished "  ,she added.



Last Updated ( Sunday, 17 May 2009 )


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