Originally Posted by Mohamed Kutubu Koroma
Cyril Bunting Rogers-Wright,was a mole for APC in the Albert Margai administration.
He eventually got kicked out by Albert.
However in 1968,Siaka Stevens had the judiciary reinstate him to practice law which is why he was made special prosecutor in the David Lansana treason case.
MKK, we haven’t yet got to the Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden chapter of your SLPP narrative, and I’m anxious to get there without wasting more time because she could well perish with the cause of death being attributed to the coronavirus if she is not isolated where she happens to find herself in detention at this very moment. The same should be true of the SLPP’s other political prisoners awaiting trial, interrogations, even punishment.
But, let’s start at the genesis of the paranoia: With due respect, what you are saying and want us all to believe without proof – and on suspicion only, is that “Cyril Bunting Rogers-Wright, was a mole for APC in the Albert Margai administration” because MMK says so and because the paranoid Sir Albert who soon after being sworn in as Prime Minister “ immediately dismissed Karefa-Smart and several other senior government officials who had served under his elder brother Sir Milton's government, as he viewed them as traitors and a threat to his administration -- and then appointed the Creole politician Cyril B. Rogers-Wright to replace Karefa-Smart”
I say “the paranoid Sir Albert” because he was paranoid from the very beginning, seeing “ traitors” everywhere and that explains the purge – his viewing Dr. John Karefa-Smart and others as traitors or potential trouble-makers and rivals and therefore his purging of the cabinet and the administration that he inherited from his half-brother Sir Milton.
I suppose that Rogers-Wright’s appointment and the unceremonious termination of that appointment preceded or perhaps even justified and gave wings to the Mende-i-zation Policy which Sir Albert Margai then embarked on, that the Mende-i-zation policy was the backlash - henceforth he would only feel at ease by appointing people from his own ethnic group, his own kith and kin whose loyalty he would be sure of ? People like David Lansana…
The simple question that I’m asking you is this: Given the extensive web of relationships of the various members of Sir Albert’s new cabinet (http://hallx.me/q2Mp3) the various secretaries to the minsters and their permanent secretaries and other staff members not to mention their wives etc and other close family members, how can you be so cocksure that it was C.B. Rogers-Wright that “made it a point of duty to supply vital information to Siaka Stevens at the end of of every cabinet session which made its way into the press on fairly regular basis”?
The mission is to get at the truth of the matter. I’m asking because I don’t know. But I do know that when Rogers-Wright was leader of the UPP, John Nelson Williams was one of his deputies - and dear Kutubu, that’s just the tip of the iceberg; bring in e.g. Gershon Collier. I could go on and on, but over to you….