President Ernest Bai Koroma has denied in Bo that his party is engaged in the divide-and-rule tactic, saying that he is not elected to rule the country with division but to rule in unity.
That was the president’s first tour to the southern provincial headquarter town of Bo which is one of the strongholds of the opposition, the Sierra Leone People’s Party.
The president was welcomed at the Bo Coronation Field where he spoke of unity, reconciliation and change of attitude.
He said the past elections earned the country good image, and appealed to southerners not to listen to false talks which characterized the elections.
President Koroma affirmed to them that he was not elected as president to intimidate anybody or to witch-hunt opponents but that he was elected to usher in change for which politicians should start the change.
He also called for people’s commitment to live as brothers and sisters as he said he envisioned a united and progressive Sierra Leone.
To the paramount chiefs, he assured them that their dignity as traditional leaders would be restored.
He also told the youths of his vision and urged them to be positive citizens who should be ready for positive change in the country.
Earlier Paramount Chief Rashid Kamanda Bongay presented on behalf of other chiefs a he-goat as a symbol of productivity.
He told the president that he was offered the he-goat for him to bring development to the country.