27th April 2017
Information Minister Bangura Refutes Fisticuffs with the Attorney General
By a press release (19/03/17)
The Information and Broadcasting Minister Mohamed Bangura has denied the 'fight story claims' and blamed the media for the Fake News.
Minister Bangura disclosed that the media blew a very trivial issue out of proportion and asserted that no fisticuffs with the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mr. John Fitzgerald Kamara ever took place. (Pictured: Sierra Leone Information Minister Mohamed Bangura, right, with the Presidential Spokesman Abdulai Bayraytay).
The Information Minister even denied arguing with his colleague minister, though he referred to the incident as a “Personal emotional discussion.”
Mr. Bangura also intimated that the issue had nothing to do with whether the Attorney General resigned or not as one of the aspirants of the presidential flag bearer-ship of the ruling All People’s Congress (APC).
The Information boss said that to prove that there was no hostile relationship between him and Mr. Kamara, popularly known as JFK, the two of them were moving up and down in Freetown recently. He described JFK as his friend and brother and blamed the media for blowing the incident out of proportion.
Last week, the social media was heralding headlines about an alleged bitter argument between the two ministers at State House, with some newspapers even reporting that they went into blows.
However, from all indications, it now appears that the two gentlemen did have an argument but it had nothing to do with recent events or politics. It was said to be over some long standing personal matter and that both men have since resolved the issue and continued their friendship.