The former National Chairman and Leader of the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), Mr. John Oponjo Benjamin, has claimed that Brig. (Rtd.) Julius Maada Bio and his exuberant thugs are responsible for the chaos in the ‘belligerent and disgruntled’ political party.

John Benjamin-Maada Bio

In an interview with Radio Democracy FM 98.1 lastweek, the fire-brand politician alleged that Maada Bio is extorting money from party members for symbol and positions, adding that the former SLPP presidential candidate is just an errand boy in England.

JOB also described Maada Bio as a premature politician that needs to learn from them as seasoned politicians.

It could be recalled that JOB recently declared his intention in his hometown Segbwema to take the SLPP back to State House, come the 2018 presidential election.

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JOB’s attack on Maada Bio who is also a flag-bearer aspirant for the SLPP comes following the latter’s attack on the former when speaking on AYV TV on Tuesday.

Speaking on AYV TV, Maada Bio said he would not join the eleven-man alliance formed by the other flag-bearer aspirants on the grounds that it comprised members with full-blown hatred for him, citing JOB, Franklyn Rogers and others whom he claimed hardly speak without speaking ill of him.

JOB retorting to Maada Bio’s earlier comments on AYV TV therefore came as no surprise to those who are following development in the opposition party regarding the flag-bearer contest.