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President Bio in America

25 September 2018 at 04:08 | 4958 views

By Gibril Koroma

President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone arrived Monday in the United States of America to a tumultuous welcome by SLPP supporters waiting for him at an airport in New York.

The president is in the country to participate in the proceedings of the United Nations General Assembly.

When the president and his spouse Fatima Bio emerged from the arrival lounge moved to a waiting line of vehicles the SLPP crowd burst into the familiar SLPP chant of endearment:

Maada Bio!

Maada Bio aye!

This went on for several minutes as the President and the Fist Lady walked to his car smiling and waving to his compatriots, some of whom came from neighbouring Canada and from as far as away as Europe.

President Bio is expected to address the UN on Thursday September 27.

Here is a video clip of president Bio being welcomed in New York Monday: