The National Executive Council (NEC) of the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has at a one day meeting on Saturday resolved to extend the mandate of all executives at all levels of the party to February 28th, 2016.

Kapen-SLPP

NEC resolution states that the move became necessary because of its desire to maintain a “smooth and unbroken administration of the party until the holding of the next National Party Conference”

The National Chairman and Leader, Chief Kapen had convened NEC ahead of the November 30th expiration of the extended mandate of the executives to determine what action to take in view of the Supreme Court injunction which prohibits the party from conducting executive election at all levels of the party.

The mandate of the current executive elected in 2013 in Bo expired last August but was extended to November 30th by NEC with the hope that the Supreme Court would have before now ruled on the case brought against the party by Ambassador Alie Bangura.

Ambassador Alie Bangura contested and lost the National Chairman and Leadership election in Bo to his main rival, Chief Somanoh Kapen.

He afterwards took the party to court citing election irregularities. That court case has almost crippled the opposition party since.