September 7, 2018
By Mohamed Massaquoi
Former Minister of Information and Communications, now Member of Parliament representing Constituency 066 in Kareneh District, Northwestern Sierra Leone, has told Concord Times in an exclusive interview that he was not bothered by alleged threat to remove him from the list of opposition lawmakers.
Hon. Mohamed Bangura said he was elected under the ticket of the All People’s Congress (APC) party not to serve an individual but the country, adding that he is a genuine politician that has served the government and people of Sierra Leone diligently.
“I have not received an official statement from my party, so I am not bordered about what the social media is reporting. I believe in democracy and good governance. I respect the views of people, so also I want people to respect my opinion. I have not done anything that warrants my disbarment from the APC not even as a lawmaker in the Sierra Leone House of Representatives,” he said.
Meanwhile, National Publicity Secretary of the main opposition APC, Cornelius Deveaux, has debunked social media claims that the party would soon expel Hon. Mohamed Bangura and permanently delete his membership.
Several social media platforms quoted Deveaux to have said on African Young Voices Television that a formal letter of expulsion would be sent to the lawmaker in due course.
The said rumours also stated that the threat to expel Hon. Bangura came amid recent statement attributed to him that the APC was responsible for post-election violence that engulfed the entire country in April.
Speaking to Concord Times through mobile phone interview, Deveaux charged that the claim was baseless and unfounded, adding that people should discountenance what was being circulated on social media.
“That is just a social media joke. It is a complete false and people should not fall for what is being circulated on social media. We have no intention to expel Hon.Mohamed Bangura from the party,” he said.