President-in-Waiting, Brigadier General (Rtd.) Julius Maada Bio Ends Tour in United Kingdom, Europe and Canada, and Returns Home to a Hero's Welcome
By: The Bio/Sesay Campaign
June 23, 2012
Bio with another delegates at the Montreal Conference, Montreal, Canada.
Over eight weeks ago, SLPP Presidential Candidate, Rtd. Brig. General Julius Maada Bio left the shores of Sierra Leone to tour the United Kingdom and Europe.While on tour, Bio visited several countries including England, Germany, France, Belgium and Holland. Throughout the tour, Bio was able to convince Sierra Leoneans in the Diaspora as well as the international community that he is more than prepared to take on the job as president of Sierra Leone, once again come November 17, 2012. Notable highlights of Bio’s visit include his address at the world renowned United Kingdom’s Royal Institute of International Affairs—The Chatham House and several high-level meetings with leaders in the United Kingdom and Europe, as well as the business community in both regions.
While on tour in Europe, Bio received an invitation in the capacity as former President of Sierra Leone to speak at the prestigious annual conference--The International Economic Forum of Americas, in Montreal, Canada. At the conference, Bio addressed two panels and on two separate topics—one on "Geopolitical Realities and Energy: Risk Zones" and the other on "Intelligence and Security: Strategic Risk". Bio’s knowledge in both subject matters was evident by the accolades he received from sponsors and other high-level delegates at the conference.
Bio was scheduled to have returned to Sierra Leone several weeks ago in time to prepare for his planned trip to the United States. But because of his engagement at the Montreal Conference, coupled with other pressing demands on his schedule at home, Bio will be returning home tomorrow. In the interim, preparations are underway to receive Bio in the United States within the next couple of weeks. Meanwhile, massive preparations are underway across Sierra Leone and particularly in Freetown to welcome him home as a hero who is not only well liked at home but also evidently by the international community at large.