Sierra Leone’s main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) party is planning to hold an emergency National Delegates’ Conference (NDC) next month to talk about some of the party’s current and upcoming political activities and also decide on Dr. Samura Kamara’s official mandate following the end of his term.
This disclosure was made by a senior official of the APC.
The actual date and venue for the upcoming NDC are yet to be communicated, as the previous one was held in Makeni and was attended by about one thousand six hundred delegates across the country.
According to the National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Sidie Yayah Tunis, the holding of the forthcoming NDC is in line with the party’s new 2022 constitution which stipulates that a NDC should be held for the party’s National Advisory Council (NAC) to elect executive officers whose positions have become vacant and to decide whether or not the party should extend the mandate of the party leader.
It could be recalled that after the past APC NDC held in Makeni some national officers members that were elected, like Comrade Leslie Allen, and Haja Afsatu Kabbah, among others have died while others have traveled abroad and their positions remain vacant.
According to Sidi Yayah Tunis such names and positions will be disclosed to the public later, so that interested party members will announce their intention to vie and contest for vacant positions at the upcoming NDC.
He disclosed that the secretariats and national executive of the party are currently putting strategies in place to raise the requisite funds to organize the pending NDC.
He also disclosed that the NAC should have supposed to meet before now, but that the meeting was postponed due to the current state of security in the country and also the ongoing political stalemate with the ruling Sierra Leone Peoples’ Party (SLPP).