The witness further stated that when Mr. Fadika went to Azizâ€™ residence at No. 9 Canteen Street in Fourah Bay, he told them that a boy had stabbed him and that he wanted to explain to Aziz because he was the chairman of the community. The witness added that she advised Fadika to go a hospital for medication and later come back to explain to Aziz.
â€œThere is no cause for alarm; we held free and fair elections in 2002 at a time when the war had just ended; we were able to prove to the world in 2007 also that Sierra Leone can hold peaceful elections; so why should people be thinking that the 2012 general elections are going to be an exception,â€ the police boss queried, while assuring that: â€œ2012 elections will come and go and Sierra Leone will remain in one pieceâ€.
Party sources maintain that Balogun â€˜Logusâ€™ Koroma brings to his new office an outstanding career that spans over 30 years in politics, most recently serving as a cabinet Minister and the National Coordinator of the 50th Anniversary Celebrations Secretariat; and an impeccable public service record that has showcased the amazing capabilities of this public servant.
Okay, let me put myself together and explain my problem to you; maybe you have the solution to this dilemma. My name is Madam Below. I am the Inquest Flagbearer of the main opposition Singing Lions in Padlocked Prisons (SLPP) party. I was elected as my partyâ€™s Inquest Standard Bearer some three months back. I was not expecting the victory bestowed on me, so I became over-excited to an extent that I made certain statements that are presently haunting me. I told my supporters and members that I am going to announce my Running Mate in three months time.
Meanwhile, the nation hoped that the father of the nation His Excellency President Ernest Bai Koroma would maintain his present patriotic stance and continue making immense contribution to the development of this country.
Whether we like it or not, the minds of a good number of patriotic Sierra Leoneans were rest assured that no political violence or intimidation would be allowed this time round. Violence should be relegated to the dust bins. It is hoped that the 2012 elections would be nothing but peaceful, free and credible.
I am a little bit nervous, as I am living in a country that is far behind the information age which is digitally informed; looking at the huge numbers of computer illiterates. How would they cope in an election of the 21st Century which demands much of electronic gadgets.
But I only hope that the misuse of such electronic items will not disturb the fair outcome of the elections as happened in Nigeria previously.