Sierra Leone gov’t debunks rumours of third bid for President Koroma
The government of Sierra Leone has debunked insinuations that President Ernest Bai Koroma has intentions to vie for a third term as president.
According to a press release issued by the office of the president on Thursday, “the president has never thought of contesting the presidency for a third term as being rumoured around. The president has a life to live outside the presidency and needs to move ahead with his private life”.
The release also laid emphasis on the entrenched clauses in the country’s constitution which allow a president to rule for only two terms. “The president will never think of violating the country’s constitution by contesting for the presidency for the third time”, the statement reads.
In a similar vein, the Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, Theo Nicol at the weekly press briefing of the Ministry in Freetown, on Thursday told journalists that “President Koroma has no plan to thwart, subvert or bend the 1991 Constitution of Sierra Leone which provides that individuals will only serve for two terms as president of the Republic of Sierra Leone”.
He noted that whilst the debate on the hyped rumour was going on, the President was busy launching the Manor River Union scheme and the National Disaster Management Fund at the Miatta Conference hall in Freetown.
He said the president is determined and committed to implementing projects that will ensure the success of his Agenda for Prosperity.