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Supreme Court Maintains Norman Ruling

7 September 2006 at 22:00 | 419 views

By Alfred Munda SamForay

After twelve months of foot dragging, the Sierra Leone Supreme Court decided today not to hear the motion by former Regent Chief, Sam Hinga Norman against the SLPP challenging the constitutionality of the 2005 SLPP election of Solomon Berewa as Party Leader. The court let stand its original ruling that Mr. Norman has does not have a Locus Standi (grounds to file the motion) before the court.

Norman is presently meeting with his legal and political advisers and will make a statement shortly on the court’s ruling. The Committee to Elect Norman will now assess the situation and advise Norman with regards to his future (if any) relationship with the SLPP of which he is presently a Patron Member.

Photo: Ade Renner-Thomas, Sierra Leone Chief Justice.