Julius Maada Bio beats Samura Kamara in first round of Sierra Leone

By: Bisola Bello March 14, 2018
seirra leone elections

Former military coup leader, Julius Maada Bio has won the first round of Sierra Leone’s presidential election beating out Samura Kamara.

Bio had led Sierra Leone briefly in 1996 during the countrt’s military regim after ousting Valentine Strasser – the soldier he had helped become Africa’s youngest leader in another coup just four years earlier

Should Brig Bio win that contest, it will be the second time he has led Sierra Leone, having briefly headed a military junta in 1996.

He will now face the ruling party candidate, Samura Kamara, who was behind by just 0.6%, in two weeks.



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