All 63 Members of Parliament of Sierra Leone’s main opposition APC party have staged a walkout of the House minutes before the State Opening by the President.
Some of them carried placards demanding the dropping of election petitions against some of their MPs . In April of last year the High Court of Sierra Leone granted an interim injunction restraining ten elected Members of Parliament representing the main opposition All Peoples Congress (APC) from taking up their seat in Parliament ahead of the elections of the Speaker and his deputy this morning.
The affected MPs include the running mate of defeated APC presidential aspirant Dr. Samura Kamara, Hon. Chernor Manju Bah of Constituency 126, Serajin Rawlings-Kamara of Constituency 117, Ahmed Mansaray of Constituency 121, Osman Timbo of Constituency 130 and Kadiatu Davis.