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Maada Bio is in need of money...Blama Blama Look Motorcar! Blama Blama Look Law Court!
By Sylvia Olayinka Blyden
Nov 27, 2012, 16:45
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It is time to call a spade a spade! The countrys fake brigadier, Julius Maada Bio, who ran as the main opposition presidential candidate, is trying to hold this country to ransom because he seems to be cash-strapped and also his supporters want power through the back door via a power sharing arrangement! Honestly, if Julius Maada Bio had a credible case upon which he is alleging fraud in the just concluded elections, we would have seen some semblance of his case by now. However, no-one has seen any semblance of a prima facie case. Nothing!

 

Julius Maada Bio, after handily beating President Koroma all over the Southern Province and in many places in Kenema and Kailahun districts, is refusing to accept that he was also beaten hands-down in all other parts of Sierra Leone.

 

The fake brigadier invited the international community to a presentation of his evidence of vote-rigging. Guess what he presented? He showed them stuff like photographs of police officers with backpacks! Totally ridiculous!

 

 

As soon as they left Bios premises, the foreign embassies and international observers, within minutes, issued statements to endorse the elections.It was a diplomatic way of saying we are not impressed with the junk we have just been shown!

 

Any other politician, with integrity, would have taken the cue from that and back-tracked off his doomed bid to be a cry-baby! However, Mr. Maada Bio has another trick up his sleeves. This is not about the results. He very well knows he has been beaten. However, he wants to frighten everyone into succumbing to certain whims he desires; including monetary compensation!


Maada Bio believes he can use his historical antecedents to blackmail the country and international world. Bio has a brutal history of being engaged in violent activities such as military coups and extra-judicial killings of innocent persons including a pregnant woman. He wants to project that image into our subconscious alongside his ill-deserved self-dressed fake title of Brigadier. This is so we will all become intimidated and negotiate with him.


Furthermore, it appears as if there is another angle to what Bio is doing. He seems to be holding out for some monetary compensation! I say this because one of his closest media allies, Sorie Fofana, floated a ridiculous report last Friday that the international community planned to give one million dollars to President Koroma for him to step down.

 

The outrageous report was senseless and saw the countrys usually insipid Independent Media Commission, coming out with a press statement condemning the report. The report had no basis because everyone by then, knew the President had already won a convincing victory. Bio scored at least 21% less votes than President Koroma!

 

So, why will a news publisher make such claims? The answer lies in the article itself. Everyone paid attention to the headline saying President is to be offered money but ignored subtly inserted sentence therein saying: it is not yet known whether a similar offer has been made to the main opposition Presidential challenger, Brig. (Rtd) Julius Maada Bio.

 

As an experiuenced media analyst, I immediately realised that was intent of the article! Clearly, the paper, which is an intimate ally of Maada Bio was sending out a subliminal message that Maada Bio should be offered one million dollars or he will cause trouble in Sierra Leone!

 

Infact, in the same outrageous article, immediately after inserting that sly message of such a possible monetary offer for Bio, the paper in question went on to carry an exclusive interview with Mr. Bio in which Bio threatens to definitely reject what he termed as rigged result. Then, the article went on to say, Bio is still busy collating more evidence.


Clearly, if we go by that newspaper article, it is easy to surmise that Mr. Maada Bio has no evidence to substantiate his stance of fraud and he is still trying to find evidence. Most of all, the message is in there that Maada Bio needs money or he will hold the country and good people of this land to ransom. No evidence at all but blackmail for money! That article was NOT about President Koroma but was all about Maada Bios need for money!

 

Now, my opinion is that this country has stomached too much already from Julius Maada Bio and his gang of bullies. They have bullied their way through all the stages during their internal party struggles and now they want to bully their way into a power-sharing arrangement and a financial pay-off for Maada Bio to the possible high tune of one million dollars. I say NO!

 

If Mr. Maada Bio really has a case, we should encourage him to file his case publicly at the Law Courts so the world can be able to see what he has as evidence of fraud. In our local parlance, when one gets tired of a perpetual whining, blackmailing threats or empty bluffs from someone, a retort is given that goes: Blama, Blama, look Motorcar!

 

So, let us collectively tell Julius Maada Bio that if he has a case against the elections results, let him take it to the Law Courts and STOP blackmailing us and the international world for money.


Blama Blama, look Law Court!
Go there with your evidence Mr. Maada Bio! Show the courts your evidence so the world can see what you are whining about. Right now, we are not impressed with threats and we do not have blackmail money to give you either! Thank you!


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