Sierra Leone's fired VP seeks court order to bar replacement

April 9, 2015 9:29 PM

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FREETOWN (Reuters) - Former Sierra Leone Vice-President Samuel Sam-Sumana, who was fired by the president in March, petitioned the Supreme Court on Thursday to block his replacement from carrying out his duties pending a final ruling on the legality of his dismissal.

President Ernest Bai Koroma dismissed Sam-Sumana, claiming he had abandoned his duties by requesting asylum at the U.S. Embassy in the capital Freetown. The ruling All People's Congress had earlier accused him of creating his own political movement and expelled the party.

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