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Sierra Leone

Alhaji Samuel Tamba Sam-Sumana

Date of Birth: 07/04/1962
Place of Birth: Koidu Town, Kono District


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Koroma’s record on trial

Foreigners got to know his name in November 2011 when Al Jazeera television filmed Konteh taking $2 000 in cash from an undercover reporter in Freetown and demanding another $50 000 for access to then Vice-President Samuel Sam-Sumana (AC Vol 53 No 16 Vice-President in loan row & Vol 53 No 17 The case against Sam-Sumana)...

An example came when he sacked his Vice-President Samuel Sam-Sumana in 2015 and appointed Victor Bockarie Foh in his place although the constitution does not permit on the principle of the separation of powers a president to sack a vice-president allowing only parliament that power (AC Vol 56 No 6 Koroma lashes out)...


Narrow win constrains Bio

Turnout keyVoter turnout made the difference: up in areas that voted for Bio in large numbers down in APC strongholds and allowing the SLPP to scoop up most of the first-round votes in Kono that went for Samuel Sam-Sumana whom the APC expelled in 2015...


APC tries to stall election

Another new party the Coalition for Change headed by former Vice-President Samuel Sam-Sumana secured just over 3% mostly from his home district of Kono denying the APC and SLPP a boost from that swing district...


'Usual suspects' face challenge

Into this already keen contest has emerged with much fanfare Samuel Sam-Sumana whose dismissal by the President in 2015 was rubber-stamped by the courts (AC Vol 56 No 6 Koroma lashes out)...


Pretty vacant presidency

Friend of FohKoroma is now said to favour Victor Foh the Vice-President whom he was accused of appointing unconstitutionally after dismissing his predecessor Samuel Sam-Sumana in 2013 (AC Vol 56 No 19 Court rescues Koroma)...


Reshuffle and a long goodbye

The constitution already states that only parliament can remove either the President or his deputy from office but the Supreme Court upheld Koroma's sacking of Vice-President Samuel Sam-Sumana in a widely-disputed judgement last September (AC Vol 56 No 19 Court rescues Koroma)...


Court rescues Koroma

In a decision mourned in Freetown's legal and political circles alike the Supreme Court has ruled that President Ernest Bai Koroma did indeed have the power to sack his deputy Vice-President Samuel Sam-Sumana and appoint a successor last March (AC Vol 56 No 6 Koroma lashes out)...


Koroma lashes out

President Ernest Bai Koroma has removed Vice-President Samuel Sam-Sumana from office even though he does not apparently have the powers to do so...


Koroma sacks top aide

Koroma's two terms have been plagued by logging scandals one of which involved Vice-President Samuel Sam-Sumana (AC Vol 53 No 17 The case against Sam-Sumana)...


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