Political Grandstanding, Embittered Politician, or Irresponsible Citizenship? A Reaction to Former Defense Minister’s Inflammatory Comments Threatening Another War in Sierra Leone.

“Mr. Former defense minister, the national security of Sierra Leone and its citizens, is not at stake; it is the national ambitions and aspirations of certain political heads and their factions at stake”. I know you are aware of the suffering caused by the ten-year brutal civil war and its aftermath. I know you are equally aware of the tensions in our society and the trajectory of our democracy. Hence, I am puzzled as to why you had to speak in the manner you did, despite knowing that fragility exists in our national discourse.

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