Sierra Leone’s constitutionally elected President and now Presidential candidate for Coalition for Change Party-Alhaji Samuel Sam Sumana has claimed that President Ernest Bai Koroma is deceitful as he has deceived the people of Sierra Leone.
“I have to call things by their names but I have no grudge against him. I am happy that his action has been shamed by the ECOWAS Court. Even if he didn’t apologies, the world knows his action was unconstitutional,” the former Vice President told Global Africa News at his IMATT resident.
He alleged that they fell-apart when he denied President Koroma’s third term bid. He insisted that, “I will not subscribe to his third term agenda because we took an oath to defend the dignity of the constitution.”
According to him, any attempt to undermine the constitution is tantamount to undermining the development of the country. He added that he considers the decision of President Koroma as bad for the country’s nascent democracy. He went on to say that “I expect every Sierra Leonean to be more patriotic and put the country’s interest above our selfish desires.” He disclosed that his party’s slogan is “country first.”
In a very composed mood, Chief Sam Sumana said the ruling APC’s Agenda for Prosperity was horrible and there is nothing prosperous about the agenda for prosperity. Commenting on the status of electricity supply, the former Vice President commended the SLPP Government then (now in opposition) for introducing better policies.
He said there was funding gap with the income electric project which funds were assumed to be misused. He emphasized that he lobbied to raise 18 million United States Dollars to rejuvenate the Bumbuna hydroelectric project, adding that he poured the entire money into the project to make it a success, but this has not been achieved.
He appealed to all Sierra Leoneans to join him and make a better change. Efforts to get reaction from the Presidential Spokesman-Abdulai Baratay proved futile.
By Elkass Sannoh