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Fulas Divided Over Chieftaincy Struggle in Sierra Leone
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Oct 16, 2008, 17:20
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The struggle for the tribal chieftaincy of the Fullah community in Freetown has reportedly spilt the Fulas into two factions.

A group that supports former Chief Justice, Dr. Abdulai Timbo says it prefers an educated Fula person to lead the affairs of the Fula community. They say prominent businessman Alhaji Texaco Bah, who is currently the Acting Fula tribal head, is not the suitable choice for the position in the 21st century. According to them, education should be made the primary criteria for the occupant of the said position. However supporters of Alhaji Texaco Bah say the Fula businessman has the experience of working in line with the traditions of the Fula people.

"He has served as assistant to two succeeding Fula chiefs and we believe he is better placed to occupy that position," they said, adding that traditional affairs cannot be handled by western educated elite.

Dr. Timbo, a prominent lawyer, has been an Appeals Court Judge, Supreme Court judge, Chief Justice and Chairman of the Political Parties Registration Commission in Sierra Leone.

His support however seem to come from some of the educated Fula youths. "If our educated children are fighting to remove us from our traditional positions, then we should begin to wonder of what benefits will their education be," an elder said, adding that it was the uneducated Fulas who paid for the education of the elitist Fulas.

Dr. Timbo himself told local tabloids that his candidacy was urged by requests from Fula people who want his intervention to defend their interests.


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