Over Dual Citizenship Saga, Bio Says He Is Not a Roaming Sim.
Bio Assures Voters Of His Continued Loyalty And Commitment To Sierra Leone.
I couldn’t naturalize anywhere despite the plethora of opportunities I had in doing so simply because I have always stood by an oath to defend this nation at all time, so there was no reason to have thrown my allegiance to another country,
The Presidential Candidate for the main opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party, Retired Brigadier Julius Maada Bio has said that he is proud of being a Sierra Leonean. He said he would continue to be loyal and committed to this country, hence the reason he has never renounced his Sierra Leonean citizenship for any other country contrary to what others have done.
Anyone who is serious about leading this nation should not be on record to have renounced his citizenship of this country because it signifies that they do not have this country at heart but are merely interested in gaining political power – Retired Bragadier Julius Maada Bio
Bio made this statement yesterday 18th January 2018 while addressing jubilant residents of the Goderich Community during his ongoing walking visit tour within the Western Area. He stated that he was open to a slew of opportunities had he chosen to naturalize overseas. But he deliberately turned them down only because of his love and loyalty to Sierra Leone. “I couldn’t naturalize anywhere despite the plethora of opportunities I had in doing so simply because I have always stood by an oath to defend this nation at all time, so there was no reason to have thrown my allegiance to another country,” he averred.
SLPP Presidential Candidate, Retired Brigadier Julius Maada Bio speaks on Dual Citizenship as he addresses jubilant supporters in Goderich saying he is not a “ROAMING SIM”
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Bio said any well-meaning Sierra Leonean who wants to lead this nation should not be on record to have denied the very people she or he wants to rule. “Anyone who is serious about leading this nation should not be on record to have renounced his citizenship of this country because it signifies that they do not have this country at heart but are merely interested in gaining political power,” he opined.
Being a true patriot of this nation, Bio said that he decided to serve this country at a time when many had decided to go for overseas studies. Recalling that at a tender age, he had the opportunity to lead this nation which he did and handed over the mantle of leadership to a civilian government for the restoration of peace and democracy in this land.
Bio said that these very people who left the country when she needed them the most are the very people parading and provoking the people with messages of deceitful change of hope. He urged the jubilant audience not to heed to all kinds of fake promises thereby encouraging them to follow his campaign train citing that he has a proven track record of fulfilling his obligations.
In a walking visit which spanned through Funkia, Adonkia, Metchem and Ogoo Farm communities, the former Head of State promised residents of the various communities that under his leadership he would ensure he implements programmes and policies that will help change their livelihood from this present state of absolute suffering and poverty. He invited them to follow his New Direction drive.
As a peace-loving Sierra Leonean who believes that election is about the battle of ideas and policies rather than that of the fist, the Presidential hopeful ended up by encouraging his supporters to ensure a peaceful and violent free election come March 7th, 2018. “Election day should just be like any other normal day. We should not involve in practices that will create chaos and undermine our national peace and cohesion because after all, we are one country and one people,” a very passionate Bio ended.
Culled By: Mass