Demonstration against the Vice President In Freetown

The ongoing intra-political battle between the Vice President Alhaji Sam-Sumana and the National Advisory Committee of the ruling APC Government is attracting regional and sectional interventions with APC supporters from Kono demanding his resignation while the Kono District Council and the Koidu New Sembehun Council side with him.

Supporters of the APC in Freetown.

Supporters of the APC in Freetown.

The VP who was reported to have fled his IMATT residence in the early hours of Saturday after his body guards were changed said on Tuesday he did not escaped from his house.

Government sources had earlier said the decision to change body guards is normal routine though critics were with the opinion that being the head of the Police Council, the VP was supposed to have been informed before the security personnel were deployed.

The Chairman of the Kono District Council, Richard Abdulrahman Koringa, and the Mayor of Koidu New Sembehun City Council, Saa Emerson Lamina, in a joint press statement in reaction to the expulsion of the VP from the APC party urge the APC to go back to the drawing board.

“We the councilors (undersigned) of the Kono District Council and the Koidu New Sembehun City Council (including District Council Chairman and H.M. the Mayor) would like to express our dismay and dissatisfaction over the expulsion of Chief Sam-Sumana from the APC,” the press release states.

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“Being an empirical fact that the very action is unconstitutional and the grounds, baseless, unfounded and deficient of any substance, we condemn it outright. We believe that Article 8.1 (iv) of the 1995 Constitution makes provision for fair hearing by individuals in all matters that regarding discipline; and as stipulated in article 8 (I, the party has to consider during it appeal period,” it continued.

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“Whereas we do not (and cannot) subscribe to the very unconstitutional and undemocratic decision, we would like to implore the nine-man Committee of the all peoples congress (APC) party to see reason and go back to the drawing board”.

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