Sierra Leone's ruling party expels vice president

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Posted: Mar 06, 2015 7:01 PM

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana has been expelled from the ruling party, the national broadcaster reported late Friday.

The announcement came as Sam-Sumana was one week into a self-imposed 3-week quarantine, following the death of one of his body guards of Ebola. The broadcaster reported that according to the constitution Sumana remains vice president of the country.

The Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation made the announcement late Friday after a meeting of the National Advisory Council of the ruling party, the All Peoples Congress.

According to the broadcast news item, Sam-Sumana was expelled for several reasons including allegations that he presented a fake Master's degree certificate and that he was involved in the formation of a new political party.

Sam-Sumana did not immediately respond to his expulsion from the party or the allegations against him.