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Ponder My Thoughts with Andrew Keili | The Judiciary: "As It Was In The Beginning"

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'Election petition verdict: 'The law is an ass,'I wrote an article in this column in 2013 with this title, in response to the verdict on the now famous Ansu Lansana case. I took this as a personal issue. I know the characters involved, I have seen what that decision has wrought and have experienced what happens to a constituency and the democratic process when some distant party subverts the will of the people without consulting them. I am certain therefore I can be excused for verging on the ad hominem as it is only by doing so that the effect can be made vivid to the reader.


I am a relation of all the major parties involved at the local level in constituency 5 in the Kailahun District. The SLPP candidate, Ansu Lansana, and the petitioner Sam May Macarthy are cousins with whom I am intimately acquainted. The lucky APC candidate, Regina Songa Marrah, who was foisted on our constituency is also a close relative. The constituents were stunned, and up to this day could not u…