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SLPP: The strong and powerful prepare for battle

26 January 2016 at 10:52 | 1420 views


By Septimus Kanu,Platinum Media, Freetown.

Platinum Media has learnt from competent SLPP sources of a grand plan to prevent Brigadier (Rtd) Julius Maada Bio from running as flagbearer in the next general elections.

A senior SLPP officer ( who preferred to speak anonymously) said the SLPP constitution will form the basis of this intra party "coup" against Maada who many believe continues to command the largest following in the SLPP.

This move, if successful, will necessitate a National Executive Council resolution that will see former UN Energy Chief, Kandeh Yumkellah emerging flagbearer.

Already, there is a war of words going on between Maada Bio and another SLPP faction comprising heavy weights like John Benjamin, Andrew Keili, Chief Somano Kapen, Kandeh Yumkellah etc.

This latest development is lending credence to a grand plan to destroy Maada’s stranglehold on the SLPP.

John Benjamin was on 98.1 recently accusing Maada of extorting money from supporters to sustain himself in the UK and described the former Brigadier as an "errand boy."

JOB’s statement has been seen as a direct response to Bio’s scathing attack on members of the Yumkella Coalition.

Photo: John Benjamin (left) and Julius Maada Bio. Shaking hands before the bell.