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By Ibrahim Alusine Kamara
Lawyers representing the main opposition, All Peoples Congress (APC) in the matter between one Alfred Peter Conteh (Plaintiff) and the Leader and Chairman of the main opposition and others have stoutly protested and have vowed to appeal a High Court Ruling that seeks to restrain targeted executives members of the party from taking part in the party’s forthcoming National Delegates Conference.
A ruling delivered on Monday 19th April, 2021 by Justice Adrian Fisher had ordered the 3rd Defendant, All Peoples Congress (APC) Party to hold an Emergency National Delegates Conference for the purpose of adopting of its amended draft constitution but without the participation of all members of the National Advisory Committee (NAC), the National Secretary General, the Assistant National Secretary General, the National Organising Secretary, the Assistant National Organising Secretary, the National Publicity Secretary, the Assistant National Publicity Secretary, the National Treasurer, the five Regional Chairmen, the 16 Districts Chairmen, and all the 132 Constituency Chairmen.
The ruling further ordered the APC party to ensure that the elections of twenty delegates for the Women’s Congress, twenty delegates for the Youth League and five delegates by each constituency are conducted not later than 25th June 2021 from the date of the order.
Speaking on behalf of the defense team, former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Joseph Fitzgerald Kamara, the lead defense lawyer said that Justice Adrian Fisher went above his powers and limits by choosing delegates for the APC.
He maintained that the Judge has no such powers as to determine who to be a delegate or not.
He noted that the APC is a well- structured political party with a constitution that regulate its day to the day affairs by extension its delegates adding that the Judge cannot determine delegates for their party.

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