Sierra Leone: Vice President Sacked

Dr. Ernest Bai KoromaThe President of Sierra Leone, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma has sacked his Vice president, Samuel Sam Sumana.

This was announced in a press release.

The president in the press release said he took the decision based on section 41b act 6 of their 1991 Constitution.He continued to state that the name of another vice president will be announced shortly.

Samuel Sam-Sumana was last week expelled from the ruling party, All People’s Congress, for several reasons including allegations that he presented a fake Master’s degree certificate.

He has also been accused of “orchestrating political violence” and trying to form a new party in his home district of Kono.

Sierra Leone Veep seeks asylum in US embassy

Samuel Sam-Sumana on March 14, sought political asylum from the United States embassy after soldiers reportedly circled his residence.

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He told the AP news agency by phone that he didn’t “feel safe…as vice-president” and revealed that he had spoken to US Ambassador John Hoover and was waiting for a response.

Source: Citifmonline

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