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PMDC Takes Samura Kamara to Court

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PMDC Takes Samura Kamara to Court


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He informed the court that his application is supported by Lawyer Robert Kowa, Victoria Saidu Kamara and Peter Bayuku Conteh who are the plaintiffs and they instituted action against the voter card, government notice for nomination of presidential candidates, the unconstitutional manner in which the All People’s Congress Party conducted its national delegates’ conference held in Makeni and the dual citizenship issue of Dr. Samura Matthew Wilson Kamara.

According to him the affidavits of one of the plaintiffs, Dr. Victoria Saidu-Kamara is self explanatory on the grounds that President Ernest Koroma posed a threat at his party’s national delegates’ conference held in the northern district headquarter town of Makeni.

Lawyer Charles Margai further argued that President Ernest Bai Koroma was surrounded by armed guards at the conference and posed a threat by stating that he is the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, and would oppose any dissenting views or positions from any member of the party with regard to the appointment of the party’s presidential candidate for the All People’s Congress party in the March 7, 2018 general elections.

His application, he continued is accompanied by the plaintiffs’ case statements and pursuant to Section (43) sub Section (3) of Public Elections Act No.4 of 2012 of the laws of Sierra Leone.

The controversial legal luminary also told the court that Dr. Samura Kamara being a serving government minister did not fulfill the constitutional requirement and his appointment, as presidential flag bearer for the All People’s Congress party is unconstitutional.

He claimed that Dr. Samura Kamara is a British citizen and had written to lawyers at the Home Office in England for certain documents relevant to his plaintiff’s petition case, and is presently waiting for their response, as the matter is of grave public concern and  importance.

At this juncture, the central judge, Justice Abdulai Charm realized that the motion in respect of the matter before the Supreme Court was not served on the defendant, Dr. Samura Kamara, and counsel for the defendant was also not present in court, but eventually, he ordered the Registrar to serve him against the next adjourned date, Monday 5 March 2018.

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