Who is More Loyal to Sierra Leone? Diasporans or Homebase?
By Sankara Kamara, Guest Editor (20/01/18)
The dual citizenship ploy by the ruling APC government has put in the limelight the question about patriotism in Sierra Leone.
This is the burning question in and outside the country at the moment in the aftermath of the dual citizenship imbroglio. Who is more loyal to Sierra Leone? Is it Disaporans or the Homebase?
During the Ebola tragedy, Diasporan-based Sierra Leoneans showed loyalty to nation, by organizing and contributing towards the motherland's welfare. Conversely, politicians within the APC killed more compatriots by embezzling millions of dollars, earmarked for the war against Ebola.
Since the "dual citizenship" debate was reportedly prompted by the need for loyalty to Sierra Leone, let us examine the Ebola-produced scandal to determine who is more loyal to, or malicious against, the motherland.
Whereas Diasporan Sierra Leoneans responded to Ebola by patriotically dispatching emergency assistance to the motherland, APC kleptomaniacs dishonourably stole some of the internationally-donated funds, thereby causing the deaths of thousands of Sierra Leoneans.
Who, therefore, is more loyal to Sierra Leone? Is it the patriotically-driven Diasporans who responded with emergency assistance, or homebase embezzlers who turned a containable problem into a national tragedy? Who is more LOYAL to Sierra Leone?
I posed that question because homebase looters within the APC have chosen to cannibalise the constitution and use its clauses to STOP opponents from running for public office. I am an unwaveringly nationalistic Sierra Leonean. Can an Ebola-producing and poverty-intensifying APC government, realistically use my American passport to question my loyalty to Sierra Leone?
When did the lawless APC, which is treacherously selling Sierra Leone to the Chinese, pinch itself to realize that dual citizenship is dangerous? We are naturally Sierra Leonean-born sons and daughters. Each time the APC comes to power, democracy must suffer a reversal, followed by the institutionalization of dictatorship and, sadly, civil strife.
For democracy's sake, Sierra Leoneans at home and abroad need to put aside their political party affiliations and stand against the APC's desire for one-party dictatorship, before it is fatefully too late.