Justice Adrian Fisher will today Wednesday 24th November, 2021 decide whether or not the main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) party committed Contempt of Court in the process leading to the holding of it’s emergency National Delegates’ Conference in Makeni City that adopted the new party constitution.

Almost immediately after that emergency conference, a senior executive member of the party, Alfred Peter Conteh, through his legal counsel filed a petition to the Freetown High Court against the National Chairman and Leader, erstwhile President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma and the National Secretary General, Ambassador Alhaji Dr. Osman Friday Yansaneh for Contempt of Court.

I his Notice of Motion, Alfred Peter Conteh notified the court that the party did not follow due processes intended for the adoption of its new party constitution because some people were excluded from participating from the electioneering process which, according to him, was in breach with the August 11, 2021 court orders.

He also protested that some members that should have served as mere observers in the deliberations of the adopted constitution ended officiating the process and, according to him, the party had flouted most of the directives of the court orders from the onset.

Justice Fisher is therefore expected to deliver ruling on the matter today. If he rules in favour of Alfred Peter Conteh, it will be catastrophic for former President Ernest Bai Koroma and Ambassador Alhaji Dr. Osman Foday Yansaneh as they may be fined or imprisoned for Contempt of Court.

It could be recalled that the conference was facilitated by a 21-man committee with strict supervision by the Political Parties Registration Commission (PPRC) as dictated by Justice Fisher’s court orders.

The Satellite reports that, a similar Notice of Motion was consequently filed by Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden with slight difference under Alfred Peter Conteh’s ongoing lawsuit, but was opposed to by Mr. Conteh’s lawyer because, according to him, it would be inimical to the speedy progress of the matter.

As a result, her 102 pages affidavit was struck out by the Judge and subsequently pardoned by the defendants, erstwhile President Ernest Bai Koroma and Alhaji Dr. Osman Yansaneh from paying any cost.