Letter to editor

Gadaffi snubs former head of state

17 August 2008 at 05:03 | 1451 views

Dear Editor,

Check this out: A former Sierra Leonean head of state and a former foreign minister have been denied a private visit by Libyan President Muammar Al-Gaddaffi.

According to my impeccable sources here in Tripoli, the former leader secretly sent a letter to the office of the Libyan leader requesting a visit to the Jamahiriya Republic in order to “thank the Great Libyan leader for the brotherly assistance of support he gave to the people of Sierra Leone as well as to strengthen brotherly ties”.

In response to the letter, the Libyan authorities said they would not allow the former guy and his entourage to visit because they are no longer in power and that such requests should have gone through the Government of Sierra Leone in order to avoid any embarrassment and diplomatic blunder.

It’s incredible that some people could stoop so low to get money from Gaddafi. What a shame.

Mohamed Tewoh, Tripoli, Libya.

Photo: Libyan leader Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi. No time for beggars.