By Femi Coker
The Leader and flag bearer of the United Democratic Movement (UDM), Mr. Mohamed Bangura, has informed Journalists that the flag bearer of the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) Retired Brigadier General Julius Maada Bio is corrupt and he must go out of the politics in this country to enable him to be in the second position behind President Koroma.
Addressing Journalists at a press conference held at the Harry Yanseneh Hall at 156 Campbell street in Freetown on Friday, March 30, he stated that Mr. Julius Maada Bio must be investigated immediately by the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) for alleged corrupt practices involving the sales of passports by Dr. Abass Bundu when he was the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the money was shared among him and Strasser, and Mr. Bio. He threatened that if Mr. Bio refused to comment on the issue he will take the issue up to the Presidential debate.
He called on the SLPP to reconsider withdrawing the nomination of Mr. Bio, adding he wants to contest against person with a clean record and not somebody who is corrupt.
He said he has all the evidence of Mr. Bio’s corrupt activities as he distributed documents to Journalists, which he said explain his allegations against Mr. Bio.
He explained further that when he called a press conference in April last year and came up with some allegations against Mr. Maada Bio, civil society, the international community and the media a urged him to come up with facts to substantiate his claims.
He said he has completed his homework and he was ready to indict Mr. Maada Bio and Dr. Abass Bundu.
He said that Dr. Abass Bundu still has to pay this country a large sum of money on an order from the High Court, which he had never done.