Julius Maada Bio Biography
(President of Sierra Leone)
Birthday: May 12, 1964 (Taurus)
Born In: Tihun, Bonthe District
Julius Maada Bio is the current President of Sierra Leone. He is in office since April 4, 2018.He was born as the 33rd child of the Paramount Chief of the Sogbini Chiefdom in Southern Sierra Leone. An ethnic Sherbo, he is also a practicing Roman Catholic. After completing his secondary education at Bo School, he joined the Military Academy of the Sierra Leone Armed Forces, graduating from there as a Second Lieutenant at the age of 23. At the age of 28, he played a leading role in a coup that dislodged the then president and thereafter he became an important member of the Supreme Council of State. Four years later, he staged a second coup, becoming president of the country for three months, after which he handed over the power to a democratically elected government. He also resigned from his post in the army and went off to USA for higher studies and returned to Sierra Leone at the age 39. At the age of 41, he officially joined Sierra Leone People's Party (SLLPP). He was nominated as SLPP’s presidential candidate in 2012 national election. After losing the election, he intensified his political activities, eventually winning the 2018 national election.