Rtd Brig Julius Maada Bio to take office as Sierra Leone’s 5th President
By Special Correspondent
Julius Maada Bio of the opposition Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP) is to be sworn in as the country’s 5th President having won the March 31st presidential run-off election.
He garnered more than 92,000 votes margin against his ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) counterpart, Dr Samura Kamara, informed sources said in Freetown on Wednesday.
Bio, who received more than 1.3 million votes against Kamara’s slightly over 1.2 million, will replace President Ernest Bai Koroma of APC, who has completed two terms of five years each.
Under Sierra Leone’s Constitution, a winning candidate is sworn in once the Chief Electoral Officer certifies the results of the election, followed by official inauguration later.
The votes won by SLPP, represents 51.81 per cent of the votes, while the APC’s votes represents 48.19 per cent. ##