The Presidential candidate of the Citizens Democratic Party (CDP), Hon. Alhaji Musa Tarawally yesterday officially declared for Rtd Brig Julius Maada Bio in Bo City.

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Speaking to thousands of supporters of his party and the main opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party at the Coronation Field in Bo, Alhaji Musa Tarawally said, ”Today is a memorable day in the history of this country because of the huge welcome I have received in Bo”, adding that he felt at home.

He said he realised for the past nine years that he was not hated, his people didn’t quite like the decision he took to defect to the APC.

The CDP, he said, stands on the change platform and on behalf of his membership he wishes to say to the people of Sierra Leone that (Rtd) Brig. Julius Maada Bio has got the wherewithal to govern Sierra Leone more than his opponent Samura Kamara.

He said Samura Kamara is not part of the equation as he is a stooge of the outgoing President, Ernest Bai Koroma.
He said there is a vast difference between Maada Bio and Samura Kamara, adding that Samura hasn’t got an independent mind as he is running what he called a mission for the outgoing President.

Alhaji Musa Tarawally said that he supported Ernest Koroma in 2007 because they made a grave mistake at the time which forced him to go.

He said Maada Bio has built a new platform under his New Direction in an effort to reform the SLPP.

Alhaji Musa Tarawally said it was easy to choose where to go in the runoff election adding that the SLPP has a national outlook than the APC.