As President of Sierra Leone and Leader of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) between 1995 and 2007, Ahmad Tejan Kabbah embraced all those who contested against him for the leadership of the party in 1995. In fact, after emerging as party flag bearer in 1995, the late Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, who understood the essence of working together, called on all party members and supporters to unite behind his leadership in the interest of the party.
The main opposition, the All People’s Congress (APC) party has expressed disappointment over what it has described as ‘an announcement of an injunction slammed at All Political Parties Association (APPA) by a self-acclaimed APPA leadership’.
This was according to Karamoh Kabba, the party’s Lead Representative at APPA press conference held yesterday in Freetown.
All People’s Congress (APC) party’s National Publicity Secretary One, Hon. Robin Faley, has demanded that the current National Chairman and Leader of the party, Ernest Bai Koroma, his deputy Minkailu Mansaray, scribe Osman Foday Yansanneh and all other current executive members including his very self to resign immediately. According to him, the Koroma team is now tired and will not be able to continue leading the party to the next election. See our tomorrow’s (Friday March 14) edition for full interview with Robin.
A recent social media post authored by Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden, one of All People’s Congress’ strong women and very senior female members is said to have rendered some APC party members restless and troubled.
It can be recalled that the professional medical doctor, journalist now politician, past week posted on her Facebook and WhatsApp platforms that she is now all set to make a personal appearance at the ongoing Commissions Of Inquiry.
Hon. Alimamy A. Kamara - Former Minister of Youth Affairs
The Honourable Justice Biobele Georgewill’s led Commission of Inquiry (COI), Instrument No. 64, is to start investigating and examining issues relating to the Ministry of Youth Affairs covering the Youth Farm, Youth Village, Youth in Fisheries and Youth in Drainage projects respectively.
Following the approval of President Bio’s proclamation of State of Public Emergency by the Speaker of Parliament Hon. Abass Bundu, Members of Parliament from the opposition All People’s Congress (APC) party have said that the debate for the approval of the said proclamation was inconclusive; hence the State of Public Emergency does not exist.
The ruling Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) has been confronted with a lot of heinous challenges that are shaking the fundamental Unity of the party like a pendulum.
I have kept sealed lips, but it is always good to speak truth to power so that corresponding solutions are promptly brought to the altar.
The SLPP came to power amidst competitive, but one of the most controversial elections since independence. And its presidential candidate was the most scorned Sierra Leonean to sail through and occupy the most sacred seat of the land, Presidency.
A report done by independent investigators reveals that 90% of Sierra Leoneans know about the Commission of Inquiry and 82% believe that the inquiry will be fair. However, 19%, mostly from Makeni believe the inquiry would lead to violence.
The Institute for Government Reform (IGR), recently presented their ‘Voices and Views on Sierra Leone 2019 Commissions of Inquiry Report’ which details the current feelings of the general public about the SLPP Commissions of Inquiry.
A Sierra Leonean Mende tribesman currently residing in the United States of America (USA), Cory Booker, has expressed interest to run for the country’s presidency in its forthcoming presidential election.
Booker’s African root was recently traced to the Mende tribe of Sierra Leone and he is the first American of Sierra Leone descent to run for the President of the United States of America.
Osman Yansaneh, Samura Kamara, Palo Conteh head for Supreme Court
At about midday yesterday, 6th February, 2019, reliable sources within the corridors of the main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) informed this medium that three senior members of the APC, Alhaji Ambassador Dr. Osman Foday Yansaneh, Dr. Samura Matthew Wilson Kamara and Major (rtd) Alfred Palo Conteh Esq. filed at the Supreme Court Registry, a case against the three judges of the Commissions of Inquiry (COI).