Leader of Sierra Leone’s opposition C4C party – Sam Sumana resigns to join APC

C4C Executive: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 25 December 2019:

The Coalition for Change (Global), wishes to announce to the General Public that the  party’s erstwhile leader, Alhaji Chief Sam Sumana, has communicated his decision, after much deliberation and consultation with family and friends, to re-join the All People’s Congress Party (APC) and has thereby tendered his resignation from the C4C.

We would like to thank Chief Sam Sumana for accepting the invitation extended to him in April 2017 to join C4C and for filling the role of leader as only he could.  We wish him well in his future endeavours.

We make it clear that the C4C party continues to be guided by its Mission and Vision statement in bringing about a better Sierra Leone through transparent and accountable governance designed to ensure improved standards of living for all the peoples of Sierra Leone. (Photo: Sam Sumana – left, received a warm embrace and welcome from the Chairman and leader of the APC party – former president Koroma a few months  ago).

We would like to make it crystal clear that Sam Sumana’s departure is an individual choice that does not affect the structure of C4C other than the fact that we will need to select, through the democratic process enshrined in our constitution, a new leader that will lead this vibrant party into the future.

Lastly we the members of C4C want you to know that we will not rest until every Sierra Leonean understands that UNITED WE STAND, that there is Freedom to exercise certain inalienable and non-delegable rights as a citizen and that every Sierra Leonean be deemed EQUAL BEFORE THE LAW.


Alieu Iscandari Esq, Attorney at Law – GLOBAL CHAIRMAN COALITION FOR CHANGE


Kevin Metzger – Barrister at Law UK – CHAIRMAN UNITED KINGDOM AND EUROPE




  1. Let me in my opinion be very clear. Kono District needs a President now. We are going for Gold. Period. To those trying to join other political parties to become Vice President, they are thinking about the vice presidency in Cloud Cuckoo land. It is time to take the Presidency home. Long live Chief Sam Sumana, Dr Samura Kamara, Mayor Yvonne Aki Sawyer, Dr Sylvia Blyden, the C4C and the indomitable and Legendary APC. See you soon ladies and gentlemen.

  2. Dear Mr Alimamy Turay, I hate people who like criticism and under estimate situation. You can’t say C4C Political Party may not be strong and diverse enough for a leader to uplift the presidential mantle of this nation. Let me tell you something about leadership; Leadership is about taking risk to do what others are not willing to do, regardless of age or experience, it’s about the will to change situation. For example the late Nelson Mandela’s 27 years of imprisonment to State House. Another example is when a little boy David in the Bible with no or little experience defeated Hugh Goliath.

    So upon the return of Chief Alhaji Sam Sumana to his heritage party (APC), and leaving the C4C Party, we the Supporters of the Coalition For Change (C4C) are willing to receive any leader that may be ready to contest under the C4C flag for the 2023 general election to lead the C4C Presidential mantle to state house. Regardless of tribe and section, we the people of Sierra Leone assure that leader with our full support to state house.
    Cheers – Tamba Barnett Chandoboh Lebbie.

  3. “Chief Sam Sumana’s main goal is to occupy the highest seat of power in country – the Presidency. He came close to this position and believes he could accomplish the finishing line. Although he also realizes that his team, the Coalition for Change (C4C) party, may not be strong and diverse enough for him to achieve this goal. So Chief Sam Sumana is in the middle of a dilemma: of going back to his old doctrine – the All Peoples Congress (APC) party and be prepared to lose some influence from his regional base – Kono District; or stay with his C4C party and hope for a miracle to take place.

    “In his recent fracas with the ‘new’ Sierra Leone Police (SLP) Chief Sam Sumana looked strong, healthy and confident; coupled with a characteristic feature that portrays presidential material. The APC would have to accept their ‘prodigal’ son to champion the crusade of winning the 2023 elections.

    “A ticket with Dr Samura Kamara or Cherinor Maju Bah (the APC’s previous flag bearers for President and Vice President) as running mate to Chief Sam Samura, would undoubtedly guarantee victory for the APC! This will strengthen their philosophy in the accension of power within the party, and also increase their popularity (or diversity) within the country – with the minority ethnic groups such as the Lokos, Fullahs, Susus or Creoles having the faith that, their ‘own’ could also get to the ultimate position of power, irrespective of their ethnic origin. – Alimamy Turay (What next Sam Sumana?, by Dr Sama Banya) Sierra Leone Telegraph 22 June 2019.

    Well … it looks like the prediction that I made six months ago is gradually coming to reality. Chief Sam Sumana has finally chosen the difficult alternative of going back to his roots, the APC party, with the high risk of losing much influence from his Kono people. It is a very difficult and complex gamble for him, and by extension, for the credibility of the outgoing Chairman and Leader of the party, former President Earnest Bai Koroma, and as well as for the overall solidarity and comradeship of the party. It could be a make or break strategy, especially if Chief Sam Sumana fails to generate enough support from delegates to win the flagbearership and consequently does not pay enough allegiance to the new party leadership.

    The question is: what do APC want? After losing the 2018 elections, somehow, with the narrowest of margins and the unprecedented intimidation, harasssment and victimisation they have endured under the Paopa, new direction SLPP government, what will the APC hope for? Certainly any ‘Messiah’ that will take them to State House come 2023, will do.

    Bringing the current social, economic and political situation in the country into play, Dr Samura Kamara and Chief Sam Sumana in any combination of President and Vice President is bound to win the hearts of the population. They are both heroes in the country today for different reasons: Dr Samura Kamara for his statesmanship and professionalism; and Chief Sam Sumana for his loyalty and sympathy from the nation. As for Cherinor Maju Bah, he has relatively more time on his side, and should be groomed as a potential contender for the future leadership of the party.

    Chief Sam Sumana was not very far off from wearing the hot shoes of the PRESIDENCY. He is also full of flair and confidence, some of the critical traits of a modern-day President. Added to these qualities, Chief Sam Sumana carries a kind of no-nonsense feature in executing his responsibilities.

    And that is why he is definitely my choice. Dr Samura Kamara is presumably a very fine gentleman; in fact he never really lost the last elections, and could be a popular candidate for the top job. The problem is, can he handle the new wave of violence and thuggery that has pervaded the political atmosphere of the country; ushered in by a Paopa mentality, away from democratic principles, that has the potential of creating continuous anarchy?

    This very important consideration brings in Chief Sam Sumana strongly to the equation. Chief Sam Sumana will suit Julius Maada Bio perfectly well. He would surely not entertain Maada Bio’s childish and irresponsible tactics. And (Chief) being an ethnic minority President, would be void of the topsy turvy syndrome; and perhaps the ideal individual to activate and define the genuine development framework of the country. Now, everything depends on the decision of the APC delegates in the forthcoming convention in Port Loko. There is an empty space somewhere in the system. Is the APC ready to fill it?

    Happy 2020 to all colleagues and compatriots. Not forgetting the great Mr Abdul Rashid Thomas and his crew. The past year was very tense in this glorious Sierra Leone Telegraph forum, but it only proved we can think and interact like adults. Rising hair, here and there, but at the end, cool. If I am not mistaking, the standard of the writers and the commentary have improved significantly. The resolution for the new year is to aim for a collective awareness in the autonomous development of Sierra Leone. Cheers!

  4. The scorching heat of the rising Sun is once again slowly and effortlessly beginning to showcase its incomparable strength, awesome powers,and abilities on how to outshine the competition,that aptly resembles a faltering candle in the wind.(lol) Caterpillars and their little,fading candles must now wisely and humbly prostrate themselves, before the majestic blazing eternal Sun.(lol)

    If Sam Sumana is elected as the flagbearer of the Legendary APC, its game over – Better believe It! It’s about damn time,for you incompetent bunch of ragtag, disoriented, good for nothings to start packing your criminal, tainted, tribalistic belongings from State House, before we are forced to eventually throw them out.(lol) And you stupidly thought the good people of Sierra Leone will allow our beloved nation to sink into despair, poverty and obscurity through your dim-witted, corrupt attitudes, didn’t you? Well think again.

    The APC has hands full of Aces – we are focused, reorganized and ready to rock and roll. Two years in Power and the SLPP still has nothing to show for it, except of course Maada Bio’s scanty looking cassava farm, where rats are having a free for all, field day, munching and displaying their protruding bellies, just like the man in charge.(lol)

    Game over – come 2023, we are gonna run you guys mercilessly over like a monster truck on empty egg shells….Rising Sun Will Rise Again.

    • I agree with you Mr. Saidu Conteh. We have already assembled the POLITICAL LASER TARGET MARKERS that will go into action immediately Chief Sam Sumana becomes LEADER OF THE APC. This is a very important POLITICAL WEAPON in our POLITICAL ARMORY;to PINPOINT those TARGET areas in those CRACKED GREEN WALLS; for EASY and SWIFT action of our POLITICAL PRECISION GUIDED MISSILES; to BURST through those so called IMPENETRABLE POLITICAL GREEN WALLS with RUTHLESS and RECKLESS POLITICAL DAMAGE. We must “GET SALONE SORTED”. That’s it. GOD BLESS and HELP “GET SALONE SORTED”

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