14th December 2018
Chaotic 9-Man Report Endorsed by Ernest after Apologising for Election Failure!
By a press release (01/11/18)
APC comrades received a long overdue apology from former President Koroma shortly after endorsing 9-Man APC chaotic Report.
Reports say the former Sierra Leone President Ernest Koroma (photo) (2002-2018) of the main opposition All People's Congress party had to render his sincere apology to the rank and file of the party for the shocking loss of the 2018 presidential elections.
"As the Chairman and Leader of the party, the buck stops at my desk. Therefore, I should be man enough to accept all the blames and apologise for all that the APC members are going through as a result of the election loss. I am a human being and liable to mistakes. I'm sorry from the bottom of my heart," says Ernest Koroma amidst thunderous applaud on Friday October 26.
President Koroma was responding to the report of the Nine-Man Committee appointed in May this year to carryout an indepth investigations as to the reasons that led to the loss of the presidential elections in March this year.
"Yes, I have to accept the blame because I am the leader. But you also have to remember where I took this party from. In 2002, when we contested the elections and increased our parliamentary seats from five in 2002 to twenty-seven in 2006, I was praised as the best Leader and Chairman.
In 2007, we did not only increased our parliamentary seats from 27 to 59, but we also won the State House, I was hailed as the best leader ever. We repeated the same again in 2012 and I received the same accolades. Now that we lost the presidential elections, people are calling me all sorts of names like 'dictator surrounded by sycophants' etc. If we had won, there was no need to form a 9-Man committee.
I am appealing to all of you and every true loving APC member to let bygones be bygones and for us to think of the bigger picture come 2023. I want to assure all of you that even if I am no longer the Chairman and Leader of this great APC party, I will always remain APC and will do everything in my reach to return this party to power at the earliest possible time.
I am ready to move from district to district and even to the Diaspora to tender my apologies and say I'm sorry to all APC members. We have to come together and forgive each other. We must extend the hand of comradeship to all those aggrieved and I'm prepared to lead that effort," Ernest concluded with deafening standing ovation and singing of the APC victory song.
He called on all to forget about the so many movements that are emerging which he said are all forms of distractions. Earlier, there were speeches from Comrades Madam Diana Konomanyi who spoke on behalf of the Regional Chairmen, Eddie Turay, Franklyn Bode-Gibson and Ambassador Alimamy Petito Koroma spoke on behalf of the former aspirants.
Courtesy: By Chernor Ojuku Sesay