But what did the APC 1995 December Constitution says about the removal of national officers of the party? 

Dixon’s Pen
The Ruling All People Congress Party is at a cross-road, perhaps facing the most difficult challenge in the history of the party. Decisions which the party will take and not take in its leadership struggle for the 2018 elections will determine whether the party will stay in government or not.
Already there are political decisions which the APC had taken that will affect them in the 2018 polls-the sacking of Alhaji Chief Samuel Sam Sumana as Vice President of Sierra Leone which invariable angered the supporters of Sam Sumana and the denial that Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray was a member of the APC by its Secretary General because he declared for the leadership of the party will definitely affect the party in the 2018 elections.
The APC has an undemocratic constitution which is preventing any space for diversity and internal criticism rather all in the party should be subservient to the whims and caprices of the Chairman and leader of the party.
Heard that the last Emergency National Delegate Conference  of the ruling party at Bitumani in the thick of Ebola endorsed President Koroma as the perpetual Chairman and Leader of their party which the youths of the party are about to re-emphasize in their next national youths conference.
The recent action of the party to relieve the former Ambassador of Sierra Leone to China, Alimamy Petito Koroma  and the Majority Leader of Parliament and Head of Government Business, Hon. Ibrahim Bundu from their positions as districts chairmen of the party for both Kambia and Port Loko districts respectively is not only malicious but it is even against the APC December 1995 constitution which the Supreme Court of Sierra Leone legitimized.
When the Secretary General of the Party, Osman Yansanneh was talking about the removal of the duo (Petito and Bundu) from their positions, he made certain statements which showed that the decision was malicious.
Yansanneh relied on a party policy which according to him says that one cannot hold position of influence and then declare to contest for positions in the party, but he did not say when this position of the party was adopted and gazetted, rather he made examples of Edward Mohamed Turay and late Abdul Serry Kamal who in 2002 voluntarily resigned to contest for parliamentary positions.
But what did the APC 1995 December Constitution says about the removal of national officers of the party? 
This is what section 6.9.3 ( Roman Figure 111 B) of the APC constitution says, “ The National Delegate Conference shall subject to this  provision of this constitution have the power to… elect or remove national officers of the party.” 
Therefore, going with the above section in the APC constitution, the decision of the so called NAC of the party against Ibrahim Bundu and Almimay Petito  Koroma as was proclaimed by the Secretary General is not only against the letter and spirit of the party constitution, it is also a sign of witch haunting and discouraging some people who are interested in becoming  the flagbearer of the party.
Come to think of it, the resigned Ambassador to China, Alimamy Petito Koroma, in his interview on a local radio station was very cautious about the reason for his resignation as Ambassador to China.
 Even when the journalists pushed him (Petito) to the wall to say that he resigned because of his intention to contest for the flagbearer of the party, Petito refused to endorse that but insisted that the time is not yet ripe and that the party is not yet ready for that.
For the Secretary General of the party to mention that they took decision because there are signs that the former Ambassador resigned because he wants to be the Party’s Flagbearer even though the man has publicly denied to the chagrin of his supporters is not only unfair to him but it is also a sign that the APC is bent on destroying certain people.
What about the same signs which could be related to the Deputy Chairman of the party, Minikailu Mansaray who is much more in a position of influence than Bundu and Petito and the current Vice President who is also a member of the National Advisory Council of the party. 
Truth be said, the decision to remove Bundu and Petito as district chairmen of the party is not only unconstitutional, it is also unfair and an ‘intimidatory’ tactics.
These are signs that there  no smooth sailing of the ship in the high sea and it is a room for discontentment amongst the rank and file of the APC.

About Patric Foryoh

Patric Foryoh Daboh is a blogger, Political, social activist,a satirist and co-founder & Co Editor of Makoni Times Newspaper based in United States of America. He studied Multimedia in the United States.He has met and interviewed personalities including Former vice-president of Sierra Leone Alhaji Sam Sumana, late Tamba Sam SLPP Secretary General , Gloria Strasser , David Tam Mbayoh , Agibu Jalloh, Chernor Bah, Murtala Mohamed , Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray, J. Arr, Nasser Ayoub, Alpha Timbo, Robin Farley, Bai Mahmoud, and many more. Patric has produced the "Diolog" show at the TPN radio and was the social media correspondent for TPN . He has appeared on numerous daily newspapers publication in Sierra Leone. He blogs at Sierra Leone one man civil society blog on relationship, sex, marriage, faith & culture, politics, religion. He was the programming manager at Mamba TV. Patric Foryoh was named as the 54 Most Influential People in Sierra Leone by Swit Salone.com Patric Foryoh represents the new wave of new voices in Sierra Leone/Africa media who are breaking boundaries and charting new territories. He is a husband and a father of a son and a daughter.

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