Paopa Maada Bio Kills SLPP
In the era of former Vice President Solomon Ekuma Berewa as standard bearer of the crippling main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP), people were describing the party as dying slowly but under the regiment of Retired Brigadier Julius Maada Bio, the great political party met its final and sudden death which is evidenced by the too many exoduses taking place every moment among strong members.
It is a real fact that the SLPP has experienced massive resignation and disagreement among decision makers under the current leadership of the defiance Paopa faction than ever in the history of the fatherly party.
Today even little kids can talk about the prevailing violence that is destroying the party because it has been held to ransom by single Bio and cohorts who have refused to work according to the party’s constitution so that everyone could have exercise his or her democratic right.
Sierra Leoneans and the world at large are wondering as to why the retired Junta Leader is labeling himself as father of democracy and constitutionalist when he is acting beyond the party’s constitution.
How can such a man win an election to remove SLPP from static opposition when important people with hundreds of their followers are either defecting to the ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) party or withdrawing their membership to join coalition?.
With all the huddles, thirsty Paopa thugs are still trumpeting that Maada Bio is their next President when he doesn’t have the ability even to settle dispute surrounding the party. Will majority of Sierra Leoneans vote for such a man who is isolated by even his own people?.
We have seen recently where the former Presidential aspirant under the SLPP ticket, Franklyn Rogers who also hails from Bio’s home town of Tinhun, Bonthe District in the Southern part of the country defected to the APC as a result of continuous violence and insubordination attitude perpetrated by the Paopa squad.
It will be wise for the Paopa members to review their plans before convention so that they will avoid electing wrong candidate that would prevent the party from winning the 2018 Presidential election and match to State House as in the days of Berewa in 2007 and Bio himself in 2012.
By Abdulai Mento Kamara
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