By Peeble Romer – Author – “The Dream for Africa without War”
November 26th, 2023 the coup leader chose to rise up against the powers that be, to breed power vacuum and create anarchy! He spearheaded the sedition to capture the crown; led the insurrection to take over the throne, under the incitement, instigation, propping and even covering-up by the former president! However, God did not endorse the egocentric jingoism, the strategic stupidity and disastrous predicament that could have ensued!
Undesirably in Africa, from Algeria to Zimbabwe there had been or there has been; there was or there is violence with weapons and/or politics with bloodshed taking place here and there time and again!
Currently, military takeovers are militating against the hard-earned democracy in certain countries – Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali, Guinea, Sudan are culprit states.
The burning hard fact is that there are warmongers, warlords, rebels, insurgents, insurrectors, seditionists, anarchists and terrorists that one won’t even be thinking of, in the continent. See the shooting, hacking and burning alive of school children by the Allied Democratic Force (ADF) in Uganda that occurred on the 16th June, 2023, Day of the African Child! Not forgetting the hands, feet and heads that were cut-off cruelly; offices, houses and vehicles that were burnt down brutally; bombing and shelling that were so abominable; intellectuals and professionals who were gunned down gruesomely; artists and performers murdered mercilessly; children and parents butchered and slaughtered savagely; decapitated bodies that were displayed and exposed on the roads; human skulls and skeletons that were exhibited; our own human blood drunk and wasted; truncated heads and amputated limbs that were hanged on trees and vehicles; our own human flesh that was cooked, roasted and eaten like cannibals do, during the armed insurgence in Sierra Leone!
The signposts of incursion and senseless war could be mouth-filling, dumb-striking, heart-throbbing, blood-curdling and unsightly!
But God won’t come down to tell us what to do to extirpate war and coup! Contingent upon this, conscientious objectors to war and coup are on the lobby for a team of erudite – that would include academic elites, laureates of African and world histories, tertiary authorities of peace and conflict study, legal experts of advocation; social and mass media chief executives, chief administrative officers; IT experts and technocrats of organization implementation – to accomplish the national structural establishment of the Abolition of War in Africa (ABOWA) Vanguard, in Sierra Leone.
However, there is struggle to meet enrolment goal! Academics held in high esteem, like the Chancellor of FBC, MMCET, IPAM; rectors of International IT colleges, have been sent invitation to take up membership of the Vanguard. They can join but not stay in; perhaps just serve in the Board of Trustees/policy making body, as stipulated in the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development’s guidelines of application for registration of non-governmental organization (NGOs).
The revered tertiary academics are herein being implored not to play-down on the endeavor of the intellectual advancing force against war and coup, for the preservation of peace, and safeguarding of human lives in Sierra Leone, because the bullets and bombs do not want to know if you are educated and/or wealthy! If we continue leaving the door open war or coup will enter again and kill Sierra Leoneans again! Their judicious embracism is in dire need of!
More important too for the required bountiful support, proposal for pecuniary and/or in-kind contribution to meet the national structural establishment in Sierra Leone shall be dispatched to affluent compatriots, business houses; embassies of African and Western nations, international organizations; banks and other institutions that the Vanguard is eligible to, for funding.
Office of operation ought to come to be, followed by inspection by the ministerial authorities, before the application for NGO status can be processed for issuance of certificate.
The Vanguard shall be the watchdog, whistleblower, activist and advocate for Attainment of Declaration and Proclamation of Abolition and Forbiddance of war and coup in Africa, starting from Sierra Leone.
All it takes has been penned down in the book of advocation titled “The Dream for Africa without War” that has been published by the British Gold Wind Publishers and being marketed by Amazon, the world’s largest book retailer.
Online, it can be found and obtained from the site www.amazon.co.uk .
It’s the greatest non-fiction ever written by an African. It’s publication here in Freetown for all educated people resident in Sierra Leone to have a chance to buy, read, digest and follow the advocation, requires funding being sought for.
Copy shall be presented to H.E the President Rtd. Brig. Julius Maada Bio.
Radio, TV stations; mass and social media shall be explored to sensitize the nation and the rest of the continent.
Indeed the body of persons is chivied about the continuity of the VULNERABILITY OF THE NATION TO THE UNPREDICTABILITY OF WAR AND COUP!
Heretofore, since the end of the last Foday Sankoh ten-year civil war no BILLS against war and coup have been plugged into the Constitution of Sierra Leone. Thus in a bid to attain abolition and forbiddance of war and coup in our war-bitten country, ABOWA Vanguard herein beseeches, entreats, implores and solicits the Head of State for UNCONDITIONAL CONSECRATION OF OFFICERS OF THE NATIONAL POLICE AND ARMED FORCES, THE PARAMILITARY; THE PRIVAYE SECURITY INSTITUTIONS, RESERVED MILITIA, OTHER AUTHORISED OR COMISSIONED OWNERS AND CARRIERS OF GUNS, TO –
1 – Never take up arms against the democratically elected government of Sierra Leone.
2 – Never lead insurrection to take over the throne of the nation.
3 – Never connive/collude/collaborate/conspire with any other who has war or coup intention.
4 – Never plot with any other who aims at wanton destruction of properties and massive wastage of human lives.
5 – Never spearhead sedition to capture the crown of the nation.
6 – Never rise up against the democratically elected powers-that-be to create power vacuum and cause anarchy.
7 – Never take up arms to rebel against the democratically elected ruler of the country, nor join battle of insurgence to overthrow the democratically elected leader of the nation.
8 – Never kill innocent unarmed civilians under any incitement, instigation or temptation.
9 – Never resist to surrender arms of war and to support endeavours against war in order to preserve national peace and security of all compatriots,
AND ABOVE ALL
10 – Never vow allegiance to the words of any warmonger, warrior, warlord or coup leader!
Hitherto, so susceptible the country was, after the BAI BUREH HUT TAX WAR, as no Proclamation was legislated to debar the blood-minded and blood-thirsty rebel leader from going into action. And ABOWA is conscious of the imprudent insecurity, indiscreet instability; the imperilment and endangerment that the lives of Sierra Leoneans shall continue to be in, if the above ten BILLS OFABOLITION OF WAR AND COUP are not enacted and set down in the Constitution and the national gazette.
The Vanguard shall behest H.E the President to resort to utilization (if possible) of Artificial Intelligence (AI) system of vigilance to hostile expedition and inimical infiltration of power-hungry warlike-hoboes and senseless killers, like those who staged the unsuccessful coup d’etat on the 26th November, 2023.
Unfortunately for them, resorting to arms bravery turned out not to be the answer to the question of how to be on the seat of the President!
Unarmed innocent civilians were not dreaming of that debacle! But it happened! It happened because of the vulnerability of the nation to the unpredictability of coup that ABOWA is intellectually charged up to advance against!
As recommended by the CEO of the British Gold Wind Publishers limited, copies of the book ought to be dispatched to all Heads of States of Africa to enable them to acquire the required theoretical background knowledge for implementation of the formulated plan of action, documented in the Book of Advocation; about the Attainment of Declaration and Proclamation of Abolition and Forbiddance of War and coup, to shut the door at war and coup, in their respective countries!
ARMS BRAVERY IS NOT THE ANSWER! IT DOESN’T SHOW WHO IS RIGHT, BUT WHO IS LEFT!