It is good to hear that retired Brigadier-General Maada Bio has warned his supporters to refrain from their current unruly acts that have only served to greatly reduce the respect that many people had been bearing for him.
How any Presidential aspirant will think having Marijuana (Djamba) smokers and lawless thugs as the vanguard of his aspirations is a wonder!
Maada Bio should also realise that he already has a reputation of undermining his leader (i.e: Capt. Valentine Strasser) and so he should be wary of having supporters who openly seek to undermine the current leadership of John Benjamin. I only hope that Maada Bio will put more private weight into his public words and we will see a cessation of the ‘diamba’ lawlessness at the SLPP Party Headquarters that had started to put many of us totally off his candidature for our sacred seat of President of Sierra Leone!
If the SLPP goes on to choose Maada Bio as their flagbearer with the kind of menace his supporters are putting up, then many of us will definitely be looking outside of the SLPP during the 2012 Presidential Elections. And I know I am speaking for many, many people when I say this! We have been dismayed by recent Presidential bodyguard brutality & we certainly don’t wish replacement of current set of brutes for a new set of Brutes clothed in green SLPP clothes!!
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