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Freetown: Sam-Sumana loses in Supreme Court case

By  | 9 September 2015 at 16:13 | 2331 views

The long wait is over at last. The Supreme Court in Sierra Leone, the highest court in the land, has made its ruling on the case brought before it by the former Vice President of Sierra Leone, Samuel Sam-Sumana and other cases related to the said issue against the ruling APC government of Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma (photo).

Sam-Suna said President Koroma had no authority, based on the Constitution of Sierra Leone, to remove him from office. The Court disagreed and said why. The opposition SLPP and PMDC put forward a similar argument. The Supreme Court disagreed and said why.

We shall bring you later the Supreme Court rulings and the evidence behind them but meanwhile readers should note that the framers of the 1991 Constitution, some of whom are still alive, never, in their wildest dreams, envisaged the circumstances surrounding this case.

Our sources say there has been celebrations all over the country after this landmark ruling by the Supreme Court in a case that had created unnecessary tension in all corners of the land. Sierra Leoneans can now breathe a sigh of relief and go about their business as usual.