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UK branch hold memorial service for late Chukuma Johnson

UK branch hold memorial service for late Chukuma Johnson

As the funeral service was going on for the late deputy speaker of the Sierra Leone House of Parliament at Waterloo in Freetown on Sunday July 29th also on the same day the APC United Kingdom and Ireland Branch held a memorial service for the late Chukuma Johnson,  at the Bermondsey Central Hall Methodist Church at 256 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UJ.

Speaking during the memorial service the preacher Winston Webber described the late man as a person who contributed in the development of the All Peoples’ Congress party and who would be a big loss to the party but even though he is gone the late man will be always be remembered of the legacy he has left behind for the APC.

Preacher Winston Webber addressing congregation

During the tributes the High Commissioner of the Sierra Leone Embassy in the  United Kingdom, Edward Turay, said  Chukuma Johnson achieved a lot for the  APC,  he has held the position of chairman of the party, and his position of deputy speaker of the house of parliament.

Relatives of the late Chukuma Johnson

High Commissioner Turay said he knew the  late man during the APC court case between APC members themselves and the late man was straightforward in his decision which he was always stood by, no matter what the situation

Others member of the UK and Ireland branch, Mr Mackie U Sheik Acting Chairman APC UK & Ireland, Mr Isreal O Parper Auditor–General APC UK & Ireland, and Mr Emmanuel O Stafford PRO of APC UK & Ireland all gave tributes.

Members of APC UK & Ireland branch during the memorial service

During the memorial service members of both the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) and Peoples Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC) in the UK were also present.

The late man served in different capacities on various boards such as the Government Secondary Technical School, and host of others institutions.

The late  Chukuma Johnson was buried in Waterloo Cemetery  on Sunday July 29th 2012.  The late man will be missed by the APC for his contribution and President Ernest Bai Koroma said the late man has been a pillar of support for  his achievement in the nation.

by Bernard Turay in the UK

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