Biography: Hon. Santigie Muhammed Ulaba-Samura was the first son of Alhaji Ulaba-Samura. He was born on the 17th of May 1941 at Freetown, SIerra Lone to both Madam Yeanor Conteh and Alhaji Ulaba-Samura.
He attended the Albert Academy secondary school in Freetown. Right after school, he worked his way up to become a government Rep. NDMC in Kono District. He aftwards became APC's nominated member of parliment for Waterloo Rural District and subsequently won the elections for the district.
Honurable Santigie, popularly called "dady Sam" was then appointed Deputy Minister of Agriculture during the regime of the late President Dr. Siaka Stevens and was among the delegates that represented the Sierra Leonian Government to the United States.
When the APC party lost the elections and things went out of control in Freetown creating unrest in the country, Ho. Santigie flee from his beloved country and came to seek political asylum in the United States of America. As a politician who loved his country, and which he served to the best of his abilitities, he was granted asylum here in the United States.
He started his journey here on AMerican soil in Harlem, New York. IN the space of between 10 to 15 years, he tireless worked to bring most of us his children here.
Daddy Sam worked at Mazreek towers in lower Manhattan area as a security officer and was well known by the Spanish Community in those areas. He had it in his heart to set up a convenient store after retirement to create jobs for this community but could not achieve this dream due to the sickness which ended up taking his life.
Honorable Santigie is survived by his children namely: Abubakarr Jane, Alimany, Samuel Muhamed, Yvone, Mariama Seray and Aminatu and Santigie Jr., grandchildren and great grandchildren, brothers, and sisters, nieces and nephews in the UK, Germany, Denmark, USA and Sierra Leone. He remained single after his divorce until death.
Daddy Sam was a man with a big heart. He loved his family, fought for them and was a man who never gave up on anyone. Hecared for everyone, he always sought the best for people.
Tomorrow, the remains of our Father, brother, uncle and grandpa will be leaving the shores of America, the land that made a way for him when things were tough to go to his homeland, Freetown, Sierra Leone.