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Sunday, February 25, 2024

ECOWAS MUST QUICKLY ADDRESS THE CONCERNING SITUATION IN SIERRA LEONE

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A Commentary by Wondah L. Jah

The political situation in Freetown is very concerning. ECOWAS and Mano River Union must quickly address the concerning situation in Sierra Leone, where President Bio is accused of attempting to exterminate his perceived opponents following a purported coup. The turmoil in this West African nation has raised alarms globally, and action must be taken to prevent further escalation and loss of life. It did not come from the blue skies and it is not an isolated case.

It’s evident that President Bio, who is alleged to have stolen the elections in Sierra Leone, is now seemingly determined to silence his opposition through violent means. This is a gross violation of human rights and a threat to the stability of the entire region. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and MRU must step in decisively to prevent a potential bloodbath and to uphold the principles of democracy and peace. What is happening in Sierra Leone, resembles what happened in Liberia under Samuel Doe of Liberia in the 80s. Bio understands that very well because I have been informed he was part of a contingent of Sierra Leone soldiers that came to Liberia to quench the fire brought about by Samuel Doe’s attempts to force his opponents into submission.  Sierra Leone has been volatile ever since.

Sierra Leoneans have endured immense suffering, both from the depression and economic hardships imposed upon them. It’s unjustifiable for these conditions to persist, and the international community cannot turn a blind eye to the plight of the people of Sierra Leone. The country belongs to all Sierra Leoneans, and their voices and well-being must be protected.

ECOWAS, US, UK and EU have a responsibility to intervene and ensure that President Bio respects the rule of law, human rights, and the democratic process. They must engage in diplomatic efforts, sanctions, and, if necessary, peacekeeping measures to prevent further violence and restore stability in Sierra Leone.

The situation in Sierra Leone demands swift and decisive action. The people of Sierra Leone deserve a future free from fear and oppression. It’s time for ECOWAS and the international community to stand in solidarity with the people of Sierra Leone and take concrete steps to prevent further bloodshed and secure a peaceful and prosperous future for the nation.

Thank you for joining me in calling for urgent action to address this critical situation in Sierra Leone. We cannot afford to stand idly by while the people of Sierra Leone suffer. It is time for ECOWAS to act and uphold the values of democracy, human rights, and peace in the region.

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