Sierra Leone’s main opposition All Peoples Congress (APC) party has met the deadline of 4PM on 11th August 2021 by which its various factions and cliques were to submit their representatives who should sit on a Court-ordered 21-Man Technical Committee which should organise selected elections and an Emergency National Delegates Conference (eNDC).
Awareness Times reports that the chairman of the Committee will be the former Speaker of Sierra Leone Parliament, the Right Honourable S.B.B. Dumbuya. He was nominated by the party’s embattled leadership that was dragged to court by party strongman Alfred Peter Conteh based in United States.
The Court presided over by Hon. Justice Adrian Fisher had given the chairmanship position to the embattled APC leadership to nominate the holder whilst giving the Secretary position to Conteh to nominate someone.
Conteh yesterday nominated a youthful lawyer of good eminence named Mohamed Sheridan Kamara Esq. to be the Secretary to the Committee.
Meanwhile, the remaining 19 positions have been filled as follows:
The Plaintiff Alfred Peter Conteh filled his remaining three slots with Honourable Ambassador Ibrahim Sorie, Honourable Ambassador Ibrahim Rassin Bundu and his court endorsed Attorney, Rashid Santigie Sesay.
The embattled leadership has also filled its nine slots with the following party members: Alhaji Minkailu Mansaray the Deputy Chairman & Leader of the APC, Hon. Chernoh Maju Bah the Parliamentary Leader, Elisabeth Mans the Women’s President, Bai Mahmoud Bangura the Youth President, Sidi Yahya Tunis the Publicity Secretary, Karamoh Kabbah the Deputy Organising Secretary, Diana Konomanyi the Eastern Region chairperson, Ady Macauley Esq. and Africanus Sesay Esq. which latter two are members of the APC Legal Team.
Diaspora three representatives are Chairman of APC USA branch Mr. Unisa Kanu, the PRO of the Guinean branch Mr. Mohamed Bangura and a respected member of the UK/Ireland branch named Mr. Yankay Seisay.
The group known as the BIG-6 has named Alhaji Ibrahim Kemoh Sesay and Dr. Richard Konteh as their two representatives.
The bi-headed group known as NRM has named Sirajin Rollins-Kamara and Umar Salman Kamara (aka Malik Shabazz) as their two allocated representatives.
However, as we went to press, a release informs that one of the factions of the NRM wants one Alfred Minkailu Koroma to be one of the two allowed representatives.