President Julius Maada Bio Extends Hand of Fellowship to Dr. Samura Kamara Opposition in Re-election Victory

FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE – President Julius Maada Bio expressed his gratitude and humility after being re-elected as the President of Sierra Leone in the 2023 presidential elections. In his acceptance address, President Bio thanked the citizens for their overwhelming support and trust, pledging to continue the transformational work that began in 2018.

The President acknowledged the peaceful and transparent electoral process, which reflected the will of the people. He emphasized the importance of democratic values and the peaceful conduct of elections, positioning Sierra Leone as a model for young democracies.

President Bio highlighted the achievements of his first term, despite global economic challenges, and outlined his priorities for the next five years. These priorities include food security, human capital development, job creation for the youth, revamping the public service, and technological and infrastructural development.

The President expressed his gratitude to his party, the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), and all those who supported him during the campaign. He called for unity among political party leaders, civil society organizations, and religious and traditional leaders to work together for the progress and prosperity of Sierra Leone.

President Bio extended a hand of fellowship to the opposition leader, Dr. Samura Kamara, urging him to join in the nation-building process. He emphasized the need for all Sierra Leoneans to come together as one united family, setting aside political differences for the betterment of the country.

The President commended the Electoral Commission for Sierra Leone (ECSL) for conducting a free, fair, transparent, and credible election. He also thanked local and international observer missions, the media, and development partners for their contributions to the democratic process.

In conclusion, President Bio quoted Abraham Lincoln, encouraging Sierra Leoneans to create the future they desire and deserve for their nation. He called on all citizens to join him in building a prosperous Sierra Leone, emphasizing the importance of peace, law-abiding behavior, and unity.

The President ended his address by invoking God’s blessings upon Sierra Leone and its people.


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