“I am Very Disappointed” – Former President Koroma Slams Maada Bio Ahead of 60th Independence Anniversary

Former President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma has described as “disappointing” a late invitation sent by the Sierra Leone Government for the 60th Independence anniversary of the country.

Koroma said this in a statement on Monday, emphasizing that the late invitation was a deliberate attempt to ensure that He does not attend the State function.

The statement reads; “The office of the Former President, H.E Dr. Ernest bai Koroma, hereby informs the general public that it has received verbal information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation at 17h00 today 26th April 2021, that they have just this moment, received invitations extended to the Former President, H.E Dr. Ernest bai Koroma, by the State House. The invitations are for the President to attend the ‘Decoration Ceremony of Distinguished Heads if States’ and to the ‘State Launch in Honour of Visiting Head of States’ slated for tomorrow 27th April at 11:00AM and 13h00 respectively.

“The Former President Koroma believes that, without due consideration of his own schedule, such last minute informal back channeling of what is supposed to be an official invitation to an important state function relating to the 60th Independence Anniversary celebrations is on purpose to ensure that He does not attend (the said State functions). We believe that the State is aware that the former President resides in Makeni and will need time to travel for an 11:00AM state function in the capital. If the State truly wanted the former President to attend, they would have officially delivered the invitation in good time to the former President’s Freetown residence which they know very well.

“As much as He would have loved to join in the state commemoration of our nation’s 60th Independence Anniversary, former President Koroma is very disappointed that even for such an important national event, which should have been a rallying point for national unity and cohesion, the State could still choose political grandstanding over genuine reconciliation.”

 

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  • Ishmael bai Kanu | 2021-04-27 15:05:06
    How can you invite your successor in such a late time The President needs to give respect to those who respect is due But he fail to do so because of political grief which is very bad for our country
  • Paul Karim | 2021-04-27 09:49:22
    He we continue to be disappointed
  • Albert Dab-k Largawa | 2021-04-27 09:47:18
    Ernest bai thief-thief koroma is not good for Mama Salon and himself. With or without ernest bai thief-thief koroma we can go on with our 60th anniversary celebration.
  • Amadu Dauda Fofoh | 2021-04-27 09:26:44
    Maada wants to humiliate former president Earnest but de Pa clever pas am Big Man Na Big Man
  • George Wilson | 2021-04-27 07:47:30
    To steal state money by EBK and APC ,leaders its ok .to confuse our country by shika Steven and too us to war was ok ,now he hate Maada Bio and SLPP, for trying to bring some sanity, instead of the APC party members come on board and help the development instead they stay away and spread propaganda day in day out ,what's does the future hold with such uneducated ,unpatriotic SierraLeoneans, only jah know but still jah bless mama salon, and it people.
  • John Dominic Kallon | 2021-04-27 04:19:06
    If you wash your hand well you will eat with elderly people. If you remain to be a politician you will not bet expected to be recognised as a state man.
  • Mustapha Mustapha | 2021-04-27 00:58:47
    The invitation is too late for the former president EBK, bio you can't do things that,u need to respect EBK
  • David S Kamara | 2021-04-27 00:16:57
    You sorry 😄😄😄Maada bio
  • Foday Turay | 2021-04-27 00:01:42
    Is that the way you invite not done the proper way my brother
  • Christopher Kawa | 2021-04-26 22:53:45
    EBK Is not a patriot. Let him go to hell.
  • Augustine Connison | 2021-04-26 22:23:20
    Should he say so?what is his premise?what did he do during his time??????????
  • Isatu Kanu | 2021-04-26 21:56:50
    Na immature brian caretaker get
  • Mohamed Kamara | 2021-04-26 21:34:25
    God bless you EBK . You are na Eagle so don't fly with little birds