In his acceptance speech on Tuesday after he was sworn in as the newly elected President of the Republic of Sierra Leone following the Saturday 24th June presidential election, His Excellency Brig. (Rtd) Dr. Julius Maada Bio told his fellow Sierra Leoneans that his victory was for Sierra Leone, "as we have once again demonstrated that though our tongues, tribes and political persuasions might differ, we are united in our desire to see The Land That We Love, Sierra Leone, prosper.

The conqueror and victor also believes that there were no winners or losers in the elections, but Sierra Leoneans with different political affiliations united in Government's desire
for economic growth, social progress and love of our nation though the Government chooses to achieve its desires through different pathways.

While President Bio has therefore commended every candidates that participated in the elections and humbly extended his hand of fellowship to the leadership of all political parties and their members to join his government in their national development efforts, we hope that the main opposition APC presidential candidate, Dr. Samura Mathew Wilson Kamara will positively respond to what the President has requested from all political leaders and their members.

They should all accept the request from the President because it is only through unity and cohesion that we will transform Mama Salone into a beacon of progress and prosperity.

Dr. Samura Kamara should therefore advise his APC members and supporters to choose progress and prosperity over actions that will divide this country along tribal and regional lines as it was clearly manifested in the results of the Saturday 24th June multitier elections. Sierra Leoneans need to be united because this is the only country we call ours.