It was merely last year that Hon. Ibrahim Bundu shamelessly dances and chants the song “sen am go don” in New York as he celebrates sing praises President Koroma over Sam Sumana- one-time elected Vice President of Sierra Leone.
His (Ibrahim Bundu’s) removal has come as a surprise, of course to compatriot APC members, who, in New York, have last year “sen am go don” fling it to the bottom for President Koroma.
The decision to remove him has come shortly after the APC Youths League agreement on making President Koroma the perpetual Chairman and Leader of their party- APC.
Such, they say, came just when the House of Sierra Leone Parliament announces Bundu’s knockout as Majority Leader of Parliament.
The decision was compelled following request from the President, who claims ‘that as Chairman and Leader of the APC party, he has lost confidence in Bundu (as Majority Leader and Head of Government Business) and so wanted him unreservedly removed from the position.
Bundu has however been replaced by Hon. Leonard Fofanah.
Many have questioned the removal of the majority leader from his position as they believe such was meant to discourage him from continuing his Presidential bid in the APC.
Others say the SLPP sometime ago similarly wrote a letter to Parliament requesting for the removal of their party’s minority leader, but was woefully turned down by the speaker of Parliament, who refuses yielding to the SLPP’s request on grounds of legality.
A similar situation was also done when a former PMDC Member of Parliament, Legacy Sankoh, was asked to be removed by his Chairman and Leader, Charles Margai, but was disregarded by the Parliament.
Political analysts have described the removal of Bundu as majority leader of Parliament as: “the beginning of the long awaited war in the ruling party.”
It could be recalled that Bundu alongside Alimamy Petito Koroma recently had the APC party stripped them off their positions as Chairmen of Port Loko and Kambia Districts respectively.