Opposition APC leadership hit by multiple deaths in road accident

Sierra Leone Telegraph: 5 July 2020:

Sierra Leone’s main opposition All People’s Congress Party (APC) today suffered a massive blow, after a vehicle carrying three of the party’s Northern region’s senior officials, were killed in a road traffic accident on their way to Freetown from Kabala, Koinadugu District.

Mr Momoh Konteh, who is the party’s Koinadugu district’s chairman, died alongside Saio Marrah and Alakuma Conteh.

Momoh Konteh was the former chairman of the country’s National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) under the government of Ernest Bai Koroma’s APC.

Saio Marrah is the Deputy Chairman of the APC Northern Region, and Alakuma Conteh is the Public Relation Officer of the APC Northern Region.

According to reports, the gruesome accident took place at Kathankena, a mile from Binkolo, Bombali District.

It is not clear what may have caused the accident, but from photos seen by the Sierra Leone Telegraph, it doesn’t seem as though there was any other vehicle involved.

Momoh Konte, Saio Marah and Alakuma will be laid to rest in Kabala Town on Friday 10th July 2020. They will be taken to Kabala on Thursday.

A statement published by the APC Northern Region Office reads:  “The Northern Region is deeply saddened to announce that once again death has struck our Executive, this time snatching away at once, three of our very senior Executive Officers. Deputy Regional Chair, Comrade Saio Marah, a hard working and promising young man; Chairman Koinadugu district, Comrade Momoh Konteh, former chair of the National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM), who’s without doubt a dependable pillar for the Party not just in Koinadugu; and thirdly the Regional Public Relations Officer, Comrade Nfagie Alakuma Conteh, a very amiable personality; met their untimely demise in a gruesome road accident on the highway between Kabala and Makeni. This devastating tragedy occured earlier today 5th July, 2020.

“The APC, the Northern Region and indeed Koinadugu and Falaba have been struck by a terrible loss and we will deeply miss the dedication, loyalty and hard work of  these fallen heroes. As the Northern Region Executive mourns those extraordinary Comrades, we extend our profound and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families.”

Photo above: Front-row seated – Right to Left – Saio Marrah and Momoh Konteh, at a meeting in Koinadugu – night before the accident.jpg

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