18 March 2015

Sierra Leone: VP Sam Sumana Dismissed

press release

0n the 6th day of March 2015, the National Advisory Committee (NAC) of the All Peoples Congress (APC) took a decision to expel Alhaji Samuel Sum Sumana from the APC; and by letter dated 6th day of March 2015, Alhaji Samuel Sam Sumana was duty expelled from the APC.

As President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, and guardian of the Constitution of Sierra Leone pursuant to Section 40 (3) of the Constitution of Sierra Leone Act No. 6 of I991, I have taken note of the decision of the APC.

The public will recall, and I have also taken note of the fact that on Saturday March 14, 2015, Alhaji Samuel Sam Sumana sought asylum from a foreign embassy demonstrating a willingness to abandon his duties and office as Vice President of our beloved Republic.

And whereas Alhaji Samuel Sam Sumana is no longer a member of a political party in Sierra Leone and therefore does not have the continuous requirement to hold office as Vice President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, as provided for in Section 41(b) of the Constitution of Sierra Leone Act No. 6 of 1991, I hereby relieve Alhaji Samuel Sam Sumana of the duties and from the Office of Vice President of Sierra Leone with immediate effect, pursuant to my supreme executive authority as President of the Republic of Sierra Leone as enshrined in Section 40 (I) of the said Constitution of Sierra Leone.

I am in consultations with the leadership of the APC, the party under whose ticket I was elected President, in relation to the appointment of another person as Vice President of Sierra Leone shortly, pursuant to section 54(5) of the Constitution of Sierra Leone Act No. 6 of 1991.

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