National Secretary General of the All Peoples Congress( APC) has reiterated the Party’s position of noncompliance by former APC heads of ministries, department and agencies to what he described as a ”Kangaroo Court Commissions of inquiry.
Ambassador Alhaji Dr. Osman Foday Yansaneh said the commission of inquiry has been proven to be a clearly targeted witch hunt against North Westerners and senior APC officials.
He said the APC is following with keen interest developments and diverse pronouncement relating to the commission of inquiry.
Dr. O.F. Yansaneh noted the fact that the Commission of Inquiry schduled to commence this January is an SLPP commission, saying the fight against graft and push for transparency and accountabillity should not be selective.
The NSG acknowleged with serious interest the press releases from the Sierra Leone Bar Association and civil society groups which have categorically stating that the instruments establishing the commissions of inquiry are unconstitutional, deliberately setting aside the ‘Rule of Evidence’ and established legal principles and excluding likely culpable SLPP supporters because of their tribe and political leanings.
Dr. Yansaneh said it is ludicrous that permanent secretaries who were administrative heads, vote controllers and chairmen of ministries procurement committes procurement committes are being politically protected because the majority of them oriiginate from a particular region of the country and belongs to a tribe which constitute the majority of supporters of the Bio regime.
Meanwhile, The APC SG said in furtherance of its legal and constitutional arrangements to robustly challenge the illegitimacy of the SLPP witch hunt hunt commission called on all APC appointed ministers and deputies and heads of departments and agencies that are presently out of the country to return to Sierra Leone and liaise with the party for further consultations and callaboration.
”The Party further calls on all those who have been dismissed because of their political stance that have been perceived as Pro-APC to report to the party office with their letters of dismissals as the party is in the process of validating data for subsequent legal and political action.
“The Party takes full responsibility for this advise to its former ministers and heads of departments and agencies until its legitimate call to include the ‘Rule of Evidence’ and to summon permanent secretaries, who were the key players and mandatory signatories to all accountable monetary governmental transactions is adhered to,” the strong worded release stated.