APC Questions Commission Of Inquiry


The Secretary General of the main opposition All People’s Congress (APC) party, Ambassador Osman Foday Yansaneh has disclosed that the party is not afraid of the proposed Commission of Inquiry expected to commence soon.

According to the APC scribe, all what the party is seeking is for the proposed Commission to follow the due process of the law to the letter.

“The APC party strongly wishes to bring to the notice of the public that it is in full support of the Commission of inquiry and does not in any way intend to frustrate its operations,” said the APC scribe. He however noted that the party holds the view that the constitutional instrument on the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry, considering wide ranging implications on society ought to be debated by the true repressive of the people in the House of Parliament.

“We won’t allow the SLPP to impose on us an illegally established Commission of Inquiry as they did in the case of the Speaker of Parliament,” fumed Ambassador Yansaneh.

Members of Parliament representing the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), he said, are in the minority in Parliament with 49 MPs while the APC as the majority has 68 MPs. This, he said, is the reason why the SLPP is afraid of losing the debate.

The singular and supreme authority to make laws, be they delegated and legislative, he said, rest only with Parliament but which have not been exercised by it in accordance with Section 170(7) and 86(2) of the 1991 Constitution which, he said, is no doubt, a clear violation of the rights of the people they represent. This, he concluded, has made the setting up of the said Commission illegal.