APC Set For Commission Of Inquiry  – Amb. Yansaneh Assures


The National Secretary General of the main opposition All People’s Congress (APC), Amb. Alhaji Osman Foday Yansaneh has in an interview with The Exclusive disclosed that the party is not against the setting up of the proposed Commission of Inquiry but however reiterated that, as a party, they still believe that the people’s representatives have the right to know exactly how the said Commission will be instituted.

Ambassador Yansaneh cited Section 147 of the 1991 Constitution that gives right to the President for the setting up of a Commission of Inquiry over issues that are of national or public interest.

“If the GTT report with lots of allegations against past government officials is of public interest and requires the setting up of a Commission of Inquiry, then it is ok,” said the APC scribe. He however frowned at the manner in which the two instruments of the Commission were brought before the legislative house by the Deputy Attorney General and Minister of Justice.

It could be recalled that the Constitutional Instruments 64 and 65 were laid in Parliament on the day the House was to proceed on recess.

Any instrument that is not objected to customarily, he said, becomes law after 21 days, noting that this was where as a party they had issues with the instruments for which they had filed in a notice of motion calling on Parliament attention using Section 86(2) for them to be debated but were initially rejected by the Speaker of Parliament.

In another development, the APC scribe confirmed that the party has not suspended Hon. Mohamed Bangura of Constituency 66, Karene District and has no such intention.

He took a swipe at the increase in abuse of human rights violations done countrywide with impunity which, he said, is a recipe for chaos.