MAADA BIO CONCEDES AT LAST

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SLPP Presidential candidate , Julius Maada Bio,  has finally conceded. The defeated former Brigadier went to State House with his running mate , Dr. Khadi Sesay , Party Chairman John Benjamin and Secretary General Suliman Banja Tejan-Sie to have an audience with President Ernest Bai Koroma. At the end of close door discussions, the ruling All People’s Congress ( APC)  and the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party ( SLPP )  released the following joint statement :

Joint Press Statement

 

Freetown Monday 3rd December 2012

 

The Leadership of the SLPP met at State House today to discuss issues of national interest including the conduct of future elections.

 

The meeting which was chaired by President, Dr Ernest Bai Koroma, also had in attendance the flagbearer of the SLPP Brig Julius Maada Bio, his running mate Dr Kadi Sesay, the Chairman and Leader Mr John Oponjo Benjamin and the National Secretary-General, Mr Sulaiman Banja Tejan-Sie.

 

The meeting was facilitated by the “Body of Christ”, a committee of Christian religious leaders led by Reverend D.M. Speck.

There were frank discussions in which Brigadier Julius Maada Bio reiterated his commitment to peace and security in the only country he knows and can call home, Sierra Leone.  Brigadier Bio further noted that “Sierra Leone can only develop when we have effective lines of communications between the leadership of the two parties”.  He concluded that the position of President Koroma as President of Sierra Leone is not in contention.

 

President Koroma on his part, emphasized that “we should continue to have dialogue of this nature in the interest of peace and the promotion of democracy”, as he reiterated the need to put in place a mechanism that will considerably reduce the influence of regionalism and tribalism in the nation’s body politic.

 

His Excellency directed that further meetings be held between the two parties with a view to concluding the several issues raised in the course of the meeting.

 

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Victor Bockarie Foh                                            Sulaiman Banja Tejan-Sie

National Secretary General                               National Secretary General  SLPP                                                                  APC

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4 Responses to “Maada Bio concedes at last”

  1. It is quite a remarkable turn of events for Mr Bio and the top guns in S.L.P.P.to admit that the battle is lost.For them to have continued fighting with their back to the wall would ensnared them in something out of which they would never have been able to exculpate themselves both at home and abroad.To this would have added unbleachable denigration.

    The world has lost its stomach for instability,chaos,bloodshed,ethnic cleansing etc,etc,especially at a time when even the great economic powers are struggling to keep their people happy to ward off internal strife.It is no longer the case that if there is turmoil in one country it will confine itself within the recognised borders of that country.That’s how small the world has become.International law and kindred spirit,for example,forbids a nation enjoying stability to turn away refugees from a nation at war.This undoubtedly stretches limited resources in host nations to the limit,sometimes to breaking point.This is why the International Court of Justice has become very active in indicting chaos and war mongers who if convicted would come out of prison beyond age seventy, by which time everything about them has lost its elasticity;they are afraid to step outside on the high wind.Charles Taylor knows all about it.

    Mr Bio and his S.L.P.P.must have contrived that it is much better to day dream in freedom than in confinement.Good luck to them.

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  2. It is quite a remarkable turn of events for Mr Bio and the top guns in S.L.P.P.to admit that the battle is lost.For them to have continued fighting with their back to the wall would have ensnared them in something out of which they would never have been able to exculpate themselves both at home and abroad.To this would have added unbleachable denigration.

    The world has lost its stomach for instability,chaos,bloodshed,ethnic cleansing etc,etc,especially at a time when even the great economic powers are struggling to keep their people happy to ward off internal strife.It is no longer the case that if there is turmoil in one country it will confine itself within the recognised borders of that country.That’s how small the world has become.International law and kindred spirit,for example,forbids a nation enjoying stability to turn away refugees from a nation at war.This undoubtedly stretches limited resources in host nations to the limit,sometimes to breaking point.This is why the International Court of Justice has become very active in indicting chaos and war mongers who if convicted would come out of prison beyond age seventy, by which time everything about them has lost its elasticity;they are afraid to step outside on the high wind.Charles Taylor knows all about it.

    Mr Bio and his S.L.P.P.must have contrived that it is much better to day dream in freedom than in confinement.Good luck to them.

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  3. I am so heartened by this development. Long live the motherland. The concession is a victory for democracy; but even more, it is a victory for Mama Sa Lone. This is another significant step towards true political maturity in the patria. When the world consistently sees power change hands peacefully, the rule of law prevail, and citizens are well educated and imbued with strength of character, they will come to Sierra Leone and invest to help its citizens make it a great nation.

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  4. ABDULAI KOROMADecember 8, 2012Edit

    What does this mean for S.L.P.P? I assume now the S.L.P.P Leadership will go back and think what went wrong with their election strategies. Meanwhile, I will start helping the S.L.L.P leadership to analysis what really wrong with the whole show of their political strategies.
    1, S.L.P.P Election strategies was based on the tribalism.
    2, S.L.P.P must rehabilitate their leader (BIO) as he was once a Rebel leader from the S/L Military Forces and he will never win a presidential election hence he had once betrayed the people of S/L, forced them to hold an election that was rigged by them so that SLPP will win the election. Now the people of S/L are voting with ballot papers with no guns and bullets sounded around them.
    3, S.L.P.P is a party that has done the most terrible and horrific acts to many S/Leoneans. To be wish to be honour again after all what the previous SLPP leadership has done to the people of S/L, it has to be a change of generations.
    4, S/Leoneans are not blind folded or thoughtless to leave a person (Ernest Koroma) who have done so much in short a period of time and vote for Bio who has not done anything but killing his own people to maintain power.
    5, What leadership qualities to say the least education credentials does BIO have to become the president of S/L without accidentally the use of the GUN.
    6, The SLPP leadership is not united and they can never be united because the MENDE People will always like to have a Mende person as the head of the party.
    7, Finally, Bio just seat where you are and enjoyed the weather or go back and do farming to develop the Country and at least people will thank you for your contribution towards the economy of the S/L.

    ALL THE BEST FOR THE PEOPLE OF S/LEONE.

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