Mr President, outgoing President, My Lord Chief Justice, members of the diplomatic corps fellow Sierra Leoneans. Today has brought us to the end of a long political journey and at the end of that journey I took the advantage of my personal contacts and acquaintance with the President to ring him as soon as I knew that the end had come. I rang him, I extended words of congratulations to him and we took it up from there. After that we met, we had the most cordial discussion as two Sierra Leoneans who have an interest in putting this country forward. We discussed a number of very important issues which concerns the future of this country. He is President and leader of his party and I am leader of the party that contested the elections. I am going to continue that way. One thing I brought out clearly to him is that Sierra Leone cannot feed on politics, after the elections, politics is over, we are now going to work as Sierra Leoneans for the betterment of our country. He shares that view with me and I have told him in no uncertain terms that I will be available though in private business, I will be available to render to him whatever assistance he made need because I ruled out legal assistance because he has his attorney general, but I have told him I will be available. There is no doubt about it I have acquired quite a lot of experience in governance over the period, I will like to devote that to the service of my country and through him I want to make that available to the people of Sierra Leone. I also told him that my party will be prepared at all times to contribute to the development of this country that we are at his beck and call that we are anxious to ensure that he succeeds and that his success will be my success and the success of all Sierra Leoneans. Politics tends to accentuate the differences between people and as I said politics is over as from today. Now what we have is a government, government to pursue the interest of every Sierra Leonean and that I reminded him that he is President for all Sierra Leoneans, I repeat that he is President for all Sierra Leoneans and all Sierra Leoneans are to regard him as their President. Therefore the welfare of all Sierra Leoneans should be his concern. The happiness of all Sierra Leoneans should be his concern and like a good father, he should ensure that no one of his children maltreats the other child, they should all be treated fairly, equally without intimidation, without threat, without violence, without injustice. We have spoken about that and I am sure in my heart of hearts that is what he too goes for so, as a result of that I am still assured that there is a real future for Sierra Leone. My not becoming President was not the matter the fact that somebody who seems to subscribe to the views I hold about the future of this country and about the Presidency is in charge – that is enough comfort for me. I must again for the third or fourth time congratulate your Excellency and wish you every success in your endeavour.