VP Victor Bockarie Foh was not/can never be party to the Hajj Scandal
States Deprived Beneficiaries
Deprived beneficiaries of the 2017 pilgrimage to the Holy Land of Mecca whose slots were allegedly sold to foreign nationals by some unscrupulous members of the Hajj Committee have out rightly and vehemently responded to rumors making the rounds in Social Media that the Honorable Vice President, Ambassador Victor Bockarie Foh (in photo) is part of the Hajj Gate syndicate that saw three top government officials fired by His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma. They have therefore branded such rumor as totally baseless and unfounded for the fact that most of them were given the scholarship by V.P Foh.
According to the deprived beneficiaries who vowed to do everything within their powers to expose these diplomatic criminals; most of them got their scholarships through the good will of the Honorable Vice President and their names were confirmed before going ahead in completing the other processes including their medicals only for their names to be later missing at the eleventh hour during the roll call at Miata Conference Center. They alleged that the three sacked officials including the Minister of State Alhaji M.A Bah, Alhaji Sheka Kamara (Shekito) and Alhaji Hon. Nurudeen Sankoh both Special Assistants to H.E on Social and Political Affairs were heavily involved in the corruption mess that saw them been deprived of this golden opportunity of performing the Hajj.
One lady among the deprived beneficiaries who spoke to this medium on condition of anonymity disclosed that, she was asked by these three aforementioned officials to pay $2,500 in order for her relative’s name to be included in the roll call which she objected to and consequently, her relative’s name was deleted from the list. She has however vowed to go publicly on Television should her relative’s Passport is not returned to her.
The deprived beneficiaries express gratitude over the action taken by His Excellency in sacking those they referred to as criminals adding that they got exactly what they deserved. They therefore cautioned on all those who want to smear the good image the Vice President to desist from such act as they said he is absolutely not part of the scandal. ‘’ How can he be part of this corruption when he is the one that gave us the scholarship?’’ they maintained adding that the Vice President is too honest to be meddling into such mess by some selfish and unscrupulous individuals.
By Ibrahim Alusine Kamara
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