Tom Nyuma (born in Kailahun, Kailahun District, Sierra Leone) is a retired Sierra Leonean military commander and currently the chairman of Kailahun District council from the opposition Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP). He was elected as chairman of Kailahun District council on July 6, 2008 with 87% of the vote. Nyuma remains very popular in the Southern and Eastern regions of the country. He was at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces before he retired. Nyuma was one of the young officers in the Sierra Leonean army that mastered and plan to ousted the currupted Joseph Saidu Momoh lead All People's Congress (APC) government on April 29, 1992, and they established the National Provisional Ruling Council (NPRC). During the NPRC administration Nyuma was the commander of the Eastern Province. He is a member of the Kissi ethnic group and an alum of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio U.S.A. He was deported from the United States in 2007.
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Sierra Leone People's Party is a social democratic party, and one of the two major political parties in Sierra Leone, along with the All People's Congress. The party dominated Sierra Leone's politics from its foundation in 1951 to 1967, when it lost the 1967 Sierra Leone parliamentary election to then main opposition All People's Congress, lead by Siaka Stevens. In 1996 the SLPP returned to power when its leader Ahmad Tejan Kabbah won the 1996 Sierra Leone presidential election. The party was in power from 1996 to 2007, when it again lost to then main opposition All People's Congress, lead by Ernest Bai Koroma in the 2007 Sierra Leone presidential election.