Sierra Leone’s elected Vice President; Alhaji Chief Samuel Sam Sumana will return to the country tomorrow more than a year after he left on a self-imposed exile in Ghana.
The former Vice President told Global Times in an exclusive interview from Accra yesterday that he was returning to the country tomorrow to register and to mobilize Sierra Leoneans to register and vote in the 2018 elections.
Chief Sam Sumana who was expelled from the ruling APC party on 17th March 2015 declined to comment on his political intention amidst several reports linking him to the formation of a new political party. “The most important issue right now for me is the biometric voter registration, not what I intend to do politically”, he said.
Chief Sam Sumana was controversially sacked by President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma as Vice President of Sierra Leone two years ago. He challenged the President’s decision in the Supreme Court which he lost.
Last year, Chief Sumana left his Accra base for Abuja to finalize the process of suing the Government of Sierra Leone in respect of his controversial sacking at the ECOWAS Community Court demanding over two hundred million United States dollars in damages. That matter is still pending.