Supreme Court of Sierra Leone will this morning commence issuing rulings on matters brought on constitutionality of the loss of his office by the former Vice President Alhaji Sam Sumana.
According to sources at the Supreme Court registry, the joint action brought by 2 opposition political parties (SLPP and PMDC) against Attorney General and current Vice President will have its ruling read out this morning.
It can be recalled SLPP and PMDC jointly had asked Supreme Court to look into their complaints of alleged constitutional breaches in relieving of Sam Sumana as Vice President by the President as well as other allegations.
Lawyers for government officials had asked the Supreme Court to throw the PMDC/SLPP case out since political parties were not “juristic” entities that can on their own, sue or be sued.
That matter was chaired by Justice Nicholas Browne-Marke with Justice Patrick O. Hamilton and Justice Eku Roberts also on the panel.
Meanwhile, the other matter that is in front of five Supreme Court judges chaired by Ag. C.J. Valesius Thomas, was brought directly by the former Vice-President and is also expected to be heard any day now. His lawyers are notable SLPP & PMDC members.
Supreme Court registry sources say that one of the five judges sitting on that matter has to fly out on 10th September 2015 for an international meeting in New Zealand and so the judgment in that matter brought by Sam Sumana himself might thus be delivered as early as tomorrow 9th September or 10th September 2015 before the judge flies out of country. We will keep our readers informed.
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