The Court of Appeal on Friday slammed an interim interlocutory injunction restraining the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) from holding their planned Delegates Conference to choose a flagbearer of the party. The conference which was slated for 21st to 23rd April in Kenema has been postponed indefinitely.
The three Appeal Court Judges, Alusine Sani Sesay, Reginald Fynn and Allan Halloway granted the injunction after presentations were made by Sulaiman Banja Tejan-Sie, and Umaru Napoleon Koroma, lawyers representing the Appellants and the Respondents respectively.
The High Court had refused to grant a similar request in place of a speedy trial when the matter was heard in February this year.
Justice Babatunde Edwards in his ruling had dismissed the argument that all 39 disputed Constituencies which Lawyer Tejan-Sie had prayed for to be declared null and void on the grounds that the elections were not properly conducted.
The injunction will come into effect today Monday 10th April, 2017 if the order is served to the other parties as demanded by the court to be followed by a written submission from both sides that they will bear the cost for damages.
The matter was adjourned to 2nd May, 2017.