Liberian Journalist Eyes 2017 Presidency

A Liberian journalist has declared his intention to run for the presidency in 2017 as an independent candidate.

Carlton Boah said he elected not to run on the ticket of any political party or new political establishment, noting that his decision is based on a petition from “thousands of Liberians both at home and abroad.”

“The 2017 race is not for recycled politicians,” said Boah, former publisher of the Inprofile Daily Newspaper at a press conference in Monrovia Monday.

He added: “The 2017 presidential race is one that will not be based on county, but rather the candidate’s ability to deliver on the aspirations of the Liberian people.”

Speaking on a wide range of national issues, Boah described Vice President Joseph N. Boakai as “a great man with lots of experience,” but vowed to defeat him and all others in the presidential race.

Boah has, meanwhile, vowed to visit individual households to win support to ascend to the nation’s highest office.

In 2917, Liberians will go to the polls to elect a president, senators and members of the House of Representatives.

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