The leading SLPP Flagbearer contender and Presidential Hopeful, Rtd. (Brig.) Julius Maada bio has told the Sierra Eye Magazine that he is the best for the position of flag bearer for the main opposition SLPP (Sierra Leone People’s Party).
Brig. (Rtd) Julius Maada Bio told the Sierra Eye Magazine that he has name recognition and massive support and commitment of people across the country.
“One cannot lead and win elections if one does not have followers and supporters. It is obvious that I am, more popular than each of the other contenders in his home district,” Brig. (Rtd) Julius Maada Bio Said.
See interview below.
Maada Bio Speaks On Why He Will Be A Better Flag Bearer For The SLPP Than His Colleagues
The exclusive interview of Rtd. Brig. Bio by SiERRA EYE Magazine for its December – February publication ends with Rtd. Brig. Bio making an eloquent case to be the Flag Bearer of the SLPP.
S.E: Why do you think you would be better as Flag Bearer of the SLPP party than your contemporaries?
JMB: I have the name recognition and I am known and I have the massive support and commitment of people across the country. One cannot lead and win elections if one does not have followers and supporters. It is obvious that I am more popular than each of the other contenders in his home district. Sierra Leoneans responded very warmly to the recent massive social mobilization tour.
I bring to the Flag Bearer race four distinguished records that set me apart from the other contenders.
First, I know how to run a country and a government having served in various senior positions of government including as Head of State.
Second, I have the record and international credibility of trust and confidence in keeping my word. I organised the first democratic elections in more than 20 years and willingly handed power over to the civilian elected government of President Kabbah.
Third, I am not only the ‘Father of Democracy’ in Sierra Leone today, but I started the Peace Process in 1996 that eventually led to the civil war peace settlement and end of war in Sierra Leone.
Fourth, I am committed to Hard Work, Discipline and Belief in the ability of the People of Sierra Leone to transform this country.
My national and international appeal and popularity is simply based on the fact that I am the only nationally credible SLPP politician that can win the next election and provide leadership to transform this country.
I believe that there is great value in having the other contenders standing with me and the SLPP to focus on planning and managing the campaign that will bring the party back to power.