APC refutes claims of proposed demo before law court building


July 27, 2018

By Ibrahim Tarawallie


The main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) has refuted claims by certain individuals of a planned demonstration in front of law court building to disrupt court proceedings involving former Vice president, Victor Bockarie Foh and Mines Minister, Alhaji Minkailu Mansaray.

The due are expected to appear before the High Court on July 30, to answer to various corruption charges of alleged misappropriation of funds during the 2017 Hajj process.

The party’s National Secretary General, Alhaji Osman Foday Yansaneh, described the rumour as unfounded and despicable, which according to him, was designed to frame the APC in a false light to traduce its good name.

“We want to make it abundantly clear that we do not intend to disrupt any proceedings as rumoured nor are we motivating our members to be part of any criminal enterprise to usurp the legal process,” he assured.

While maintaining that the rumour was a specious lie and a malicious political smear to cast the APC in a misleading falsehood, Ambassador Yansaneh called on members of the party to uphold the rule of law and remain upright citizens of the country.

According to him, the party’s leadership has been reliably informed that criminal elements in the shadows of the city will be clothing themselves in the APC colours and party paraphernalia to parade as outlaws and disrupt the due process of the law in the pretext of expressing support for their accused leaders.

“What is more, detractors of the APC, while not satisfied in their persistent harassment, intimidation and violence against the party, are augmenting their craven hatred of the party with criminal mischievousness,” Ambassador Yansaneh noted.

The APC scribe said they subscribed to the 1991 Constitution of the country and all it laws, and added that they expect law enforcement institutions to rise above the current vilification of the APC in all its forms to ensure the party and it leaders are granted the presumption  of innocence.