Press Release on Expulsion of Vice President Sam Sumana
Our Party has been in existence for
over 54 years and has succeeded in drawing its support from the
grassroots and ordinary Citizens. It has produced three democratically
elected Presidents and has led this country for 32 years. These
developments were the result of discipline and hard work by the Party
and its membership.
That is why, after receiving a spate of complaints about indiscipline
and anti-party activities perpetuated by certain party members,
including Comrades Alhaji Samuel Sam Sumana, Kainde Bangura, Dora
Conteh, Haja Bitar, Mabinty Waterloo, Umu Naomi Barrie, Catherine
Hallowell and Alvina Cole Showers, an Investigation Committee was set
up on November 13, 2014 by the National Advisory Committee (NAC), the
second highest organ in the Party Structure.
The mandate of the Committee was to investigate complaints forwarded to
it by the NAC and to prepare a report containing its findings and
recommendations for the attention of the National Advisory Committee.
Over a period of three months, the Committee extensively interviewed
and also received audio-visual evidence from complainants, accused and
witnesses to back up the process.
Following the submission of the report of the Investigating Committee
to the National Advisory Committee (NAC), the National Advisory
Committee on March 6, 2015, convened a meeting to discuss the report.
The NAC unanimously decided to expel Comrade Alhaji Samuel Sam Sumana
(Photo) from the party pursuant to Article 8 of the 1995 Constitution
of the Party for anti-party activity, fermenting violence, deceit,
false statement amounting to fraud, inciting hate, threatening the
personal security of key party functionaries, flouting of rulings and
decisions of the party, carrying out anti-party propaganda, and
engaging in activities inconsistent with the achievements of the
Pursuant to the same Article 8, the National Advisory Committee has
expelled Comrade Madam Kainde Bangura for fermenting violence,
disobedience, and carrying out anti-party activities.
NAC also invoked Article 8 of the Party’s 1995 Constitution to suspend
Tamba Sandi; reprimand Comrade Diana Konomanyi; fine and strongly warn
Comrades Dora Conteh, Haja Bitar, Mabinty Waterloo, Umu Naomi Barrie
and Catherine Hallowell.
The Committee having found no evidence against Alvina Cole Showers
recommends that she be exonorated.
Long Live the All Peoples Congress Long Live the Republic of Sierra
Ambassador Alhaji Osman Foday Yansaneh
National Secretary General – APC