The three Appeals Court’s Judge; Honoruable Justice Reginald Sydney Fynn, Honourable Justice Alusine Sani Sesay and Honourable Allan Baami Halloway yesterday Monday June 5th 2017 in a well attended court sitting have unanimously ruled to lift the injunction restraining the holding of an Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) convension.
The Appeals Court also ruled that the Lower Level Executive Elections that were conducted on the 26th of November 2016, are null and void and that they are to be held again in the various thirty nine constituencies across the country.
The Appeal’s Court therefore ordered that the SLPP Lower Level Executives Elections in the thirty nine (39) constituencies shall be re-run and that the rules and regulations for the conduct of the Executive Elections of the Sierra Leone Peoples Party published in the Gazette on the 29th of January 2016, shall be used in the conduct of the SLPP Lower Level Executive Elections.
The three Appeals Court Judge therefore ruled that the Lower Level Elections in all other constituencies shall remain invalid.
In reacting to the ruling, the Media Team of 2012 Presidential Candidate, Maada Bio has in a media release stated that Bio “welcomes the Court of Appeal Judgment and wishes to appeal to both supporters and general membership of the SLPP to remain calm and follow the directives of the National Executive in implementing the court orders.”
In his own side, former chairman and leader of the party, John Oponjo Benjamin who spoke to Awareness Times Newspaper on phone said: “The ruling is indeed a chance for the party to unify itself again knowing that every reservation has been settled.” He added that the SLPP will be going to a very big convention to appoint its Flagbearer for the 2018 presidential elections.
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