Dear Mr. Hope,
I was once an Association President and so a member of Sports Council and NOC.
I write you this open letter to find out why you are aspiring to be an NOC President and using all possible means and amount of money to achieve this! I ask because all I have heard, is why you want the Moore/Coker regime out. I have heard you say all the terrible things they have done and the things they have not done…. But I have not heard what you want to do!!!
I could recall the days of your father Pa Tommy Hope. He was the NOC!!! For about 30 years. YES THIRTY YEARS!!! He used V.B. Sualley now and again and the latter (clever as he was) made sure all his children went abroad under the Hope/NOC banner!!
Your father ‘managed’ everything… he also managed the foreign account and no one knew what we had as NOC or what we didn’t have. He ordered, he bought tickets, he paid allowances etc. etc. single handedly!!!
He took you people (his relatives/ especially you) most of where he went. We could not ask with what funds!!!… so of course you had the opportunity of knowing all the big guys who you greet with first names. – money talks –
But coming back home… Poor Mr. Moore took over with no handing over notes.
He has quietly struggled (with busy but devoted Coker by his side; with ex-Pa Hope puppet Suallay as Admin. Secretary; politician Woobay as Sec. Gen and Jnr Hope (you Andre’) eyeing the ‘throne’.
President of Triathlon did not bring you far…No water in the pool and no cycles from President Crowther. You tried athletics. Why not? You know all the big guys that matter in IAAF etc; You arranged with Dove-E and Sondu-F but you are too up-ish to mix with those guys!!
You promised them what you could not deliver. Things fell apart quickly and you were even fighting in the streets.
Did someone say “Andre has money & is ONLY interested in the ‘power’ “. Let them ask me. Why did you want the IOC people to transfer NOC money to your personal account instead of the Account of NOC when you were made treasurer of NOC.
Was that not why you ‘fell out’ then with the King David regime? – How come you made your wife Treasurer of your Association? Is that the ONLY way to monitor or control association’s money?
I don’t think so.
Then you quickly became president of Tai Kwando ….why the urgency?? Your love for sports? Your wanting to help the less fortunate? Sorry, I forgot… to be NOC president, one has to be president of an association!!!! THREE PRESIDENCIES in as many years!! Super achievement. Not even your friend Diack has achieved that.
But I hear he played his role well when he came to Freetown (money talks) and the Tai Kwando people are now sharing you with athletics. That is new in Sports Council!!
Is it true that there is US$1,000 from you for any president that gives you his support. If it is a lie please say it loud, because we hear former Makeni Police President John is supporting you well well! With no muju-muju now he is no longer in Makeni, he could really do with 1,000 dollars.
Dear Mr. Hope, if you are so interested in sports and the welfare of athletes (I don’t mean to be giving them 10 – 10 dollars when they go to your office) why don’t you stand for Vice President and assist Pa Moore. Who knows Dr. Busy might just step down or are you afraid you may have only two votes?
Even IF you insist on contesting, play fair; with ‘back-stabbers’ like Kabba, Woobay, and Crowther, you are spoiling your chances. Blow your horn (if you have one) but stop tarnishing the character of others.
There is still time; have a second thought.
The good book says, “he who cannot serve… cannot lead”! Mr. Hope, you have NEVER served; you only want to be at the top.
Now you want a Hope-Dynasty?! But do WE want that?
Yours in the name of Sports.
Mr. Fair Play
cc. to all leading newspapers and sports lovers.