18 years ago on January 16th, Lieutenant Maada Bio, Lieutenant Tom Nyuma, Lieutenant Amara Kwaigor, Lieutenant Charles Mbayo, Lieutenant Komba Mondeh, Lieutenant Karefa Kargbo, Lieutenant Idriss Kamara & civilian John Oponjo Benjamin, connived to overthrew Captain Valentine Strasser as Head of NPRC military junta. With Lieutenant Maada Bio now at helm of junta, the January 16th 1996 overthrow marked start of return of SLPP back into power on March 29th 1996.
This was after SLPP had spent 3 decades in wilderness. So SLPP should always be grateful to its son, retired Lieutenant Maada Bio. If Bio demands the presidential candidature, gratitude dictates he should get it!
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