Indications emerged yesterday that the 2012 SLPP Presidential candidate, Rt. Brigadier Julius Maada Bio is set to quit the Presidential race.


Reliable sources informed Sierraloaded that Maada Bio has instructed Yusufu Keketoma Sandi to write a Speech for his stepping out of the race.

According to the source, “Julius Maada Bio has decided to leave the race, citing a reason that he can’t win the Flagbearership race because the other candidates have ganged up on him.”

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It was further gathered that Maada Bio had accepted defeat to former UNIDO Boss, Kandeh Yumkella who is gaining wide prominence and support in the Party.

Bio allegedly told his confidants that He only has little hope of emerging flagbearer of the SLPP having received reports that the party leadership is in support of Kandeh Yumkella.

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“In a bid to save the little money he has left, in the interest of SLPP unity, and in the hope of securing a position in a SLPP government, Julius Maada Bio has asked his confidants to let go of the race”, the source confirmed.

He is expected to speak in Mende at some point to appeal to his Mende supporters. He told a close confidant that he needs to save his money to raise his kids adding that his wife has told him to stop spending on SLPP.