Kamajor Lawyer Appointed Minister
A lawyer, and one time Kamajor militia member, has had his name on the list of persons nominated for Ministerial positions in the APC.
Arrow Bockarie, a former Special Court lawyer and co-counsel to Charles Margai in the defence of a Kamajor warlord, Allieu Kondowa, is one of President Koroma’s nominees as Deputy Minister.
It must be noted that Arrow Bockarie for years was an SLPP member, but defected and later joined his teacher and counselor, Charles Margai, into forming the Peoples Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC).
Facts gathered disclosed how Arrow Bockarie used to be Charles Margai’s ‘blue eyed’ boy.
That he was core to the formation of the PMDC party and was also in charge of lawyer Charles Margai’s law chambers in Bo.
Sources say he fell out with his master Charles Margai and later defected to the APC where he now takes solace.
Records, as in the archives of the Special Court, reveal how a witness had told the Special Court trial chamber that Arrow Bockarie used to be a Kamajor patron.
Arrow Bockarie hails from Pendembu in the Kailahun District.
He is alleged to have played pivotal role in the ousting of the AFRC military junta by the ECOMOG/Kamajor in 1998.
Sources say Arrow Bockarie, prior to his nomination as deputy minister, has had secret meetings with inner core members of the ruling APC.
Surveys of public’s view indicate how the appointment of Kailahun descendants as Ministers and Deputy Ministers shaped President Koroma’s strategy in the infiltration of strong holds of the opposition SLPP in Kailahun.
It could be recalled that Hon. Borbor Sawyer, J.B Dauda and Arrow Bockarie (all nominees for Ministerial positions) are descendants of Kailahun.
It is a fact that all three persons have a following at their respective Kailahun Chiefdoms.
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