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SLPP drags PPRC and NEC to court.

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SLPP drags PPRC and NEC to court.

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 SLPP led by Chief Somanoh Kapen had filed an action in High court of Freetown.  A leading legal luminary for the plaintiff stated that a Certiorari filed is to reverse the decision taken by the political parties’ regulatory body and the National Electoral Commission to recognize the resolutions reached at so-called National Executive Council meeting of the SLPP held at the party headquarters in December last year.

Last week Thursday Commissioner Muctaru Williams of the Political Parties Registration Commission while welcoming Chief Somanoh Kapen and other members of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party in the commission referred to Chief Kapen as “Chairman and Leader of the Party”.

He further informed party members that the commission now has the appropriate quorum to deal with political party issues.

Addressing commissioners of the commission, Chief Kapen welcomed the new commissioner into the commission.

He went on to raise concerns over letters signed by the Acting Registrar of the Commission, Mrs. Zainab Monseray on behalf of the commission, which he said gave legality to a so-called National Executive Council meeting held in December, at the Party Office, noting that the letters contradict the Political Parties’ Act.

This Kapen emphasised is unlawful and undermines democracy in Sierra Leone, particularity at a time when such a decision was taken in the absence of a quorum.

The Chairman urged the commissioners to carry out the resolutions of the commission on issues of the SLPP reached when Justice Tolla Thompson was alive.

He stated that those mediation resolutions were accepted by every faction of the party, and were viewed as being in the interest of the party.

It could be recalled that members of Kapen SLPP faction have earlier accused Mrs. Monseray of giving undue advantages to members of the Paopa faction of their party, thereby strengthening their party’s divide.

These party members accused husband of Mrs. Monseray of being a key confidant of Rt. Brig Julius Maada Bio and a member of the Paopa Communications Team.

According to the members, they suspect Mr. Monseray is currently campaigning and lobbying to run for member of parliament in a constituency in Kenema District during the 2018 general elections with the SLPP ticket.       

As a result they conclude that Mrs. Monseray is misusing her office for her husband to be favoured by Rt. Brig Maada Bio when becomes flagbearer of the SLPP.

Mrs. Monseray who had always turned down opportunities to react to allegation on news stories, had earlier told this medium to go ahead publishing stories without her side, while wishing the editor a pleasant evening.  

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