Senior member of Sierra Leone’s main opposition All People’s Congress (APC), Ady Macauley tagged reneged party member and Karene District Member of Parliament, Mohamed Bangura to have committed “a political sin that cannot be forgiven”.

Macauley’s outburst surfaced after Bangura defied the APC’s boycott and took Oath of Office on Thursday morning July 13 at the Well of Parliament.

He said Bangura acted selfishly -not for his electorates but rather to keep his friendship with President Julius Maada Bio ongoing.

Two years ago, Mohamed Bangura told us on television that President Maada Bio was his personal friend and that he does receive, on occasions, monetary gifts from the President, albeit the party being under a Bio siege at the time,” Macauley said.

Bangura’s decision is said to have hampered the main opposition’s stance to boycott governance over June 24 election results disagreement with the Electoral Commission for Sierra Leone (ECSL).

Days after result for the presidential election was announced, the APC released a dossier signed by elected mayors, district chairpersons and parliamentarians to boycott their office.

Bangura was, however, the exception. He refused to sign the document citing that he will be going against his electorates.