By Alhaji Haruna Sani
The Secretariat of Sierra Leone’s main opposition party, All People’s Congress (APC) has called on supporters to remain calm after recent court case filed against the party’s leader at the Supreme Court.
In their latest press release issued on 23rd May, the party acknowledged that they received the originating notice of motion filed by counsels representing former Sports Minister, Paul Kamara and former deputy Ambassador to the United States, Reverend Alimamy Coleson Turay.
“The action relates to interpretation, construction and determination of three questions pursuant to provisions of the 1991 Constitution of Sierra Leone,” the Party’s Secretariat wrote.
The party intimated to its supporters that they will be represented by their legal team and have already instructed them to also represent their Presidential Candidate, Dr. Samura Kamara who is also one of the respondents in the matter.
“We have been instructed by the APC legal team that they have entered an appearance and also filed an application for the matter to be struck out for various legal reasons,” the Secretariat noted.
The main opposition also asked their supporters to be calmed while affirming that the Supreme Court matter does not constitute a petition to the nomination of Dr. Samura Kamara as Presidential Candidate under the Public Elections Act 2022.
“Our Presidential Candidate is still qualified to contest the forthcoming June 24th Presidential Elections,” the party affirmed.
Meanwhile, the APC urged the Electoral Commission for Sierra Leone to publish the name of their candidate in the final list of Presidential Candidates.