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Umaru Fofanaís Twisting of Constitutional Disqualification of Ansu Lansana in Sierra Leone
By Sylvia Olayinka Blyden
Nov 16, 2012, 17:17
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My attention has been drawn to Umaru Fofana, as usual, twisting his reportage to suit his SLPP handlers. I do not know why people still see this fellow as an independent journalist. For those who are interested, contrary to the rubbish now appearing on Umaruís internet reports, the High Court injunction placed on the participation of Lawyer Ansu Lansana had NOTHING to do with ďthe method of selection of Mr Lansana as his partyís candidateĒ but had EVERYTHING to do with safeguarding the dictates of our National Constitution.

 

The drafters of our current 1991 multi-party democracy constitution were very eager to ensure certain means of abuse of the past one party dictatorships do not re-occur in our democratic culture. These abuses were guarded against in the wording of various sections of the National Constitution.

 

Such abuses of days gone by had included catapulting serving military officers into politics and abusing positions of government authority to ensure oneís entry into Parliament.

 

As a result of careful considerations by the likes of SLPPís Dr. Bu-buakei Jabbi and SLPPís Dr. Peter Tucker who were members of the committee which drafted our constitution in 1991, Section 76. (1).(b) of our 1991 Multi-Party Democracy Constitution says thus:

¬†ďNo person shall be qualified for election as a Member of Parliament if he is a member of any Commission established under this Constitution, or a member of the Armed Forces of the Republic, or a public officer, or an employee of a Public Corporation established by an Act of Parliament, or has been such a member, officer or employee within twelve months prior to the date on which he seeks to be elected to ParliamentĒ.

Now, the fact which SLPP cannot run away from is that LAWYER¬† ANSU B. LANSANA WAS A PAID GOVERNMENT OF SIERRA LEONE OFFICIAL SERVING AND REPRESENTING THE GOVERNMENT ON THE BOARD OF THE SIERRA LEONE COMMERCIAL BANK FOR WHICH HE COLLECTED SALARY WITHIN THE LAST 12 MONTHS.Ď

 

That is the issue (alongside allegedly fraudulently misrepresenting what the ĎBí in his Ansu B. Lansana represents) that was taken to High Court and NOT an internal SLPP matter.

 

Umaru Fofana has deliberately made it to appear as if it was an internal SLPP matter rather than the much graver constitutional violation matter which it is. The sickening aspect is the sly insertion of the defection of MacCarthy as if such defection should now make his floated Ďinternal SLPP matterí to be null and void.

 

The likes of Umaru Fofana keep on naming journalists like us with all sorts of names when they practise their warped journalism but the truth is that we do not twist facts to mislead the public like they do.

 

Umaru Fofanaís twisting of facts to serve his SLPP handlers can be amazing! But can I assure him that his rat is already dead? Who cares about a dead rat?


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