Congress for Democratic Change stalwart Samora Wolokolie says he seriously regrets the situation that degenerated into an altercation with his buddy Atty. Kanio Bai Gbala who recently resigned from the Coalition for Democratic Change to join the Liberty Party.
Speaking to Capitol Times yesterday, Mr. Wolokolie, while declining to delve into the details of what might have led to the altercation with his professed best friend Kanio, remorsefully stated that if he could relive the moments of the evening at the Hilltop entertainment dive on Broad Street, he wished that it would not have degenerated into Kanio getting in harm’s way. “I am deeply troubled by what happened, this is not me,” Wolokolie told Capitol Times, further citing his reluctance to explain the sordid details about what transpired that evening which left Atty. Kanio Gbala with a fractured wrist. “I really don’t wish to comment on the situation. I just want Kanio to pick my calls. I am sorry about what transpired. I swear this shouldn’t have happened. I am calling on our mutual friends to please talk to Kanio on my behalf,” said a downcast Wolokolie. Over the weekend, photographs of Atty. Gbala’s cast-bounded right arm had flooded the Internet, leaving sympathizers, friends and paparazzi to link his injury to his recent resignation from the CDC. Atty. Gbala, when contacted for provide detail behind his cast-bound hand, explained that he and Samora came a long way, from school days and now into national politics. “We’ve been like kindred souls, sharing similar ideologies,” said Kanio, but admitted he was completely dumbfounded about the altercation with Samora. Kanio said he stopped by at the Hilltop with one Henrique Wilson, a mutual friend. There, he and Samora discussed lengthily his departure from the CDC and reminisced about days gone by. Kanio stated that at the point of his departure from the entertainment center, he decided to hitch a ride with Henrique because he had left his car behind. “I jumped in Henrique’s pickup along with Mamesie Kaba. Immediately, Samora asked Mamesie to get down from the vehicle, but she refused. All of a sudden he became abusive and started splashing water at me, banging the car and drawing the attention of onlookers,” Kanio narrated, adding that Samora then openly slapped him in the face. “While I was struggling to protect myself and possibly retaliate, I slipped and fractured my wrist,” Kanio said. Kanio said he at first suspected that Samora might have launched the unprovoked attack on his person perhaps due to amoral relationship with Ms. Kaba. “But she denied completely when I asked her if she and Samora were in a relationship. I then deduced that Samora was jittery that I would have influenced Mamasie to leave the CDC thus his trying to prevent me from riding the same vehicle with the lady,” Kanio said. However the situation turns out in the coming weeks, the altercation between two professed buddies speaks volume about the volatile nature of the pending presidential and legislative elections, which if left unchecked could degenerate into free-for-all fisticuffs as the clock ticks closer to October 10.