The resident minister east, William J. Smith, has described the PMDC strongman Lamin Vonjo Ngobeh “as politically inconsistent.”
He said Mr Ngobeh should decide on his political direction as to whether to become a paramount chief, government minister or parliamentarian rather than pursuing the three together. “I was kept in the political wilderness for 30 years but with a focus,” he said.
The resident minister further assured chiefs and other stakeholders in Kailahun that the APC of today would not do anything that might bring discredit to traditional rulers.
He said the family dispute between Lamin Vonjo Ngobeh and his brother Bongi should not be mistaken as a conflict between the Banyas and the Ngobehs.
The minister, who was in Kailahun to strike compromise between Vonjo and the other chiefs last weekend, was frustrated over the absence of Mr Lamin Ngobeh.
Mr Ngobeh, who had earlier told this medium that he had no intention to go into any political confrontation with anyone, is reputed to have promised to unseat the current paramount chief of Luawa chiefdom in Kailahun district. “I am going to unseat Mohamed Banya,” he reportedly said.