Many locals in Sierra Leone were left with mouth agape when former Sports Minister under the APC Government, Paul Kamara and Ambassador Rev. Coleson Turay brought up a matter to the Supreme Court against the APC Party and their candidate Dr. Samura Kamara.

The Originating notice of motion filed Paul Kamara’s lawyers contested the nomination of Samura Kamara and sought interpretation and Section 35(4) and 76(1) of the 1991 Constitution.

More drama unfolded on late Friday afternoon when lawyers representing the party and Samura Kamara asked the court to put an interim stay on Paul Kamara’s application.

In a dossier filed to the Supreme Court, the Party lawyers Paul Kamara’s application “is not properly before” the Supreme Court and further cited several irregularities.

The said originating notice of motion dated 17th day of May 2023 is irregular in form and content in that it failed to invoke the original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court as required by the Constitution of Act No. 6 of 1991,” the APC lawyers said.

They added that Paul Kamara’s application failed to invoke the appropriate Supreme Court rules of Public Notice No. 1 of 1982.

The first defendant (APC Party) also has an issue with Paul Kamara’s intention. Its lawyers noted that the said application lacked “reasonable cause of action and is frivolous, vexatious and scandalous“.

The lawyers also said Paul Kamara’s intention is waste the court’s time and powers.

The Originating Notice of Motion dated the 17th day of May 2023 amounts to an egregious abuse of process of this court and for it to be struck out,” they said.

The APC lawyers also preyed on the court to strike out the said application with cost.

Paul Kamara’s application also included the Electoral Commissioner, Mohamed Kenewui Konneh and his institution.