The vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Alhaji Sahr Samuel Tamba Sidique Sam-Sumana, has been expelled from the ruling All Peoples Congress party (APC).
The vice president who is presently in quarantined after one of his body guards died as a result of Ebola is reported to have been surprised by the action of the party.
Alhaji Sahr Samuel Tamba Sidique Sam-Sumana has been the Vice President of Sierra Leone since 2007. Sam-Sumana stood as the vice-presidential candidate of the All People’s Congress (APC) in the 2007 Sierra Leonean Presidential election, alongside presidential candidate Ernest Bai Koroma.
Sam-Sumana had served as the managing director of the United Diamond Mining Company based in Koidu Town, Kono District, Sierra Leone. He also served as the regional manager for C-12 International; a Texas based mining company engaged in diamond production in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.
A supporter of the VP said he received a letter from the party indicating his expulsion from the party this afternoon.