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SLPP releases Julius Maada Bio documentary

27 February 2018 at 12:13 | 3718 views

PV Staff

Sierra Leone’s main opposition party, the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) has recently released a documentary on its presidential candidate Brigadier (Rtd) Julius Maada Bio.

The 15- minute documentary throws rare light on the taciturn politician’s childhood and teenage years at the famous Bo School, in Sierra Leone’s second largest city in the south of the country where the true headquarters of the SLPP is located.

But perhaps the most startling aspect of this documentary is the appearance of Agnes Deen-Jalloh, Bio’s elder sister who was a key executive of the Revolutionary United Front that fought against both the current ruling All Peoples Congress party which was then in power in 1991 when the RUF struck and against the National Provisional Ruling Council (1992-96) of which Bio himself was a member. The NPRC removed the APC from power April 29 1992 and handed over power to the SLPP in 1996 after democratic elections were held that year.

The documentary, which of course is a political product, presents a mild-mannered, humble and patriotic Julius Maada Bio markedly different from the usually violent and brash individual frequently presented by his critics and opponents.

But is this a true portrayal of the man? Well, it depends on who is watching. Here is the documentary, courtesy of the SLPP media team: