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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Cocorioko Newspaper, Where is Thou Mercy?


Cocorioko, Thanks for taking back the article you posted last evening about Alpha Saidu Bangura, I was fortunate enough to read it and forward it to myself.
I am a daily reader of your World renowned newspaper(Cocorioko.net) and I think you and your staffs are doing the best job to educates and inform us about the day to day affairs of our Mother land: Sierra Leone.

Your article last evening about Alpha Saidu Bangura was a bit on the negative and unwise side of what I was and always expects from your newspaper, I am not a relatives or friend or supporter of Alpha Saidu Bangura, I know that he's a bit troublesome guy, I know that he can push his luck more than he needs to,I also know that he can bites more than he can chew, he can talk as if he owns the World, but your article about him is untrue, unfair and lot of pork on it.

To say that he's a CON-ARTIST, A FRAUD STAR, A CRIMINAL, A SCAM-MAN and so on, those words are untrue and you or whoever wrote that article knew well that's big lies.

I'm not saying that Alpha Saidu Bangura is 100% clean of a guy (morals,etc), he might have his bad sides with him, but just like everyone of us, we have some skeleton in our closets. Every man or woman have something negatives in there life's or family life's, but your newspaper have no right to make false allegation against someone because he opposed your political party. Both political parties has done more harm than good for Sierra Leone, we've seen the worst from APC and SLPP, But since our country independents to Siaka Steven era, things has gone down the drain till now, I'm not saying say it is good now, But APC is under the spots light and the whole World is looking. During President Kabba era, there is no accountability's, now there is about 5% accountability, during Kabbaa era there are no electricity, now there is 11% of lights, despite the water is also another big crisis, but things are now looking promising than before.

95% of Africa governments are all corrupts and mismanaged. But if we as Sierra Loeneans comes together and put more pressures for good governments, we might see some major changes before the next general elections.

"Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it." Abraham Lincoln***

Yes, it's true that Alpha Saidu is a so-called SLPP supporters or stewards, but we've learned to accepts each other as human and not for the party you belongs to.

Cocorioko, if we have to use our Newspaper's to blaspheme someone you disagrees with or have a Miss-understanding with, then we're putting the media to the lowest standard. And with the current information technology World we live in now(Blogs,Forums,etc), we can be nasty to each other, but the end of it all is craziness. I pray we don't go that far and that low.

"I believe it is an established maxim in morals that he who makes an assertion
without knowing whether it is true or false, is guilty of falsehood; and the
accidental truth of the assertion, does not justify or excuse him." Abraham Lincoln**

Mr. Rev. Kabs-Kanu, you're a man of GOD as I heard, you're a respectable man and a good model for Sierra Leoneans. But when the only way your most respectable newspaper is used to propaganda lies about a fellow Sierra Leonean, one have to call you into account and brings the truth into lights. The truth might be hard to accepts or recognized, but everyone have there right to accept what the truth means to them because no one have the right to judge or condemned anyone because they dislikes each other or can't see eye to eye.

Cocorioko, I remembered last year when you and Awarenesstimes newspaper(One of the most respectful Newspaper) puts on your boxing gloves for weeks, exchanging insults upon insults, abusing Moms and going way down the line of nastiness, and all of a sudden, you both realized that this is simple non-sense and you guys make it up again. What a way to learn and realized that we can be human despite we disagrees on our politics, faith, tribes, intellectual, opinion and so on.

As a Sierra Leonean, we have more pressing needs or demands from each other than insulting each other, our Country has came out of the most brutal war in Africa history, our country is under-developed and we have to help our country in order for Sierra Leone to succeed again. Going after each other on the negative tunes will not build us or produce any good fruits. We owed it to each and everyone to help improves Sierra Leone in a a positive ways. With this I hope we can learn to accept each other. I'm not taking anyone side here, I'm just been real. Let's be civil.

"With Malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds." Abraham Lincoln.***

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