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Maada Bio Will Never Answer about all the money he squirreled into Channel Islands account because he is corrupt, arrogant and stupid
By Christian Foday Sesay Jr.
Nov 13, 2012, 17:18
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Sierra Leoneans all around the world want to know when Maada Bio will ever be man enough to answer questions pertaining to his shady deals while in office sale of passports, helicopter parts, and brother, Stephen Bios military contract deals. The list goes on and on!

 

Honestly, I am afraid, he will never toughen up to face the nation on these areas of national curiosity. His stone silence on these vital issues is not to say he is clean, but because he carries a guilty burden on his shoulder and to make it worse, he is arrogantly stupid.

 

What most of us are confirming now about him is that he is a corrupt presidential aspirant, devoid of moral authority and ill equipped to deal sincerely with legitimate public anger over what many sober minded Sierra Leoneans perceived as national looting. Maada Bio condemned corruption in his maiden speech but flat out refuses to address allegations of corruptions levied on him by ex-president Kabbah. He is revealing an ugly, arrogant face on his ambitions. No serious presidential aspirant in a democracy can deny citizens their fundamental right to demand answers to issues of national concerns.

Mr. Julius Maada Bio keeps lips sealed on allegations from Kabbah and Berewa that he is a theif

 

Insisting on unreasonable, muted silence and suspiciously contrived arrogance as manifested by Julius Maada Bio is tantamount to denial of the democratic right of citizens to know who they are electing to office. Instead of honestly dealing with the issues raised by the media and other responsible citizens armed with numerous documentary evidences, Julius Maada Bio and his cohorts chose to cover up.

 

When that became unsustainable, the SLPP party resorted to slurs and dirty tricks, and incrementally raised the level of arrogance to counter and threaten voices demanding accountability and corrective institutional measures.

 

It is no wonder that from time to time Maada Bio and the SLPP party gets into panic mode, miscalculates, and sends out responses or stunned silence that everyone outside the party recognizes as politically stupid and suicidal.

 

The real force that has dragged the SLPP party which is widely perceived as the most corrupt presidential aspirant in the history of Sierra Leone is Maada Bio with an excess baggage that has made ordinary citizens who are fed up with the SLPP party, believe is opaque, corrupt, and driven by greed. In the words of Tejan Kabbah, former President of Sierra Leone who has scrupulously kept himself above Maada Bios politics, Bio concluded a number of contracts running into tens of millions of dollars. There is no evidence that most of those contracts have been performed, but Steven Bio (brother of Julius Maada Bio) has already been paid millions of dollars on them and he is claiming further amounts as arrears.Furthermore, in his capacity as Chairman of the NPRC, Brigadier J.M.Bio himself on 1st February 1996, few days before he left office, caused the Government to pay into the account of his private firm, P.Banga Investment Limited the sum of Le235, 000,000 in respect of contracts that the firm had purportedly entered into with Government for the supply of spare parts for the replacement of helicopter engines which did not belong to Government. Incidentally, it was into the account of this same firm in the Channel Islands that Brigadier Bio paid his own share of US$400,000 from the passport deal which was disclosed recently.

 

The last word to my brothers and sisters in the SLPP party:

 

The SLPP does not recognize the public anger against Maada Bios unanswered series of corruption allegations.

 

The SLPP does not respect the feelings of Sierra Leoneans, and has not inspired confidence in the voters to believe the SLPP should be voted into governance.


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