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Brigadier (retired) Julius Maada Wonie Bio

Date of Birth: 12/05/1964


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Champagne for the candidates

When the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) chose Julius Maada Bio to compete against President Ernest Bai Koroma last year, the pro-government media reckoned the November 2012 polls were as good as over...


Koroma’s UN fear

Worries are growing that President Ernest Bai Koroma’s All People’s Congress (APC) is ramping up ethnic and political tensions in what promises to be a close contest with Julius Maada Bio of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP)...


Personal, not business

This is perhaps based on his fury at the Sierra Leone People’s Party choosing as its presidential candidate Julius Maada Bio, who was once Koroma’s gaoler under military rule...


Early exit for UN envoy

The issue of the inquests then lay dormant until 31 July 2011, when Julius Maada Bio won the nomination as candidate for the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party in the November 2012 presidential election...


Votes, mines and money

The presidential and legislative elections due in November 2012 will be close-run, pitting President Ernest Bai Koroma and the All Peoples’ Congress (APC) against Julius Maada Bio and the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP)...


The President’s new partners

An advisor close to Julius Maada Bio, one-time coup-maker and now presidential candidate for the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party, told AAC that Bio had doubts about the move to overly commit to a partnership with one country...


Ferry fiasco dents Koroma’s standing

Opposition opportunity The opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) is anxious to exploit public disaffection over corruption and has a strong presidential candidate, Brigadier (Retired) Julius Maada Bio, to face Koroma in the election late next year...


Not so golden jubilee

Benjamin is in deeper trouble for his hostility to the leading candidate for his party’s nomination, the former military leader Brigadier Julius Maada Bio...


Paying off grudges

Retired Brigadier Julius Maada Bio, who led the coup and joined the NPRC junta, is now an SLPP leader...


They were all contenders

There were eight aspirants for the SLPP leadership: Vice-President Solomon Berewa; ex-Finance Minister JB Dauda; Charles Francis Margai, who has twice challenged President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah; Sam Hinga Norman, former leader of the Kamajor militia, indicted by the Special Court; retired Brigadier Julius Maada Bio, a former military head of state; John Leigh, formerly Ambassador to the United States where he now practises law; Lansana Nyallay, a US-based chemist; and Abubakarr Kamara, also from the USA...

Former military leader Julius Maada Bio, 41, outspent his rivals at the SLPP conference and has a reputation for generosity with favours and contracts...


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