They Are Coming Again With Empty Promises, Shine Your Eyes – The Road To 2017

{By: Joel Cholo Brooks}

liberia 2011 3Dozens of Liberian politicians are again gearing up with another round of ‘empty promises’ to persuade eligible Liberian voters in order to win their votes and place them in the positions of the choice come 2017.

Job seeking politicians on a daily basis are always heard on local radio stations and read in local dailies making impressive statement in order to grab the attention of electorates on their bid for the Executive Mansion; seat for the nation’s presidency or for the Capitol, seat of the country’s legislators.

Many of them have resolved to visit wherever any of the eligible voters can be reached and also speak the nicer words to anyone who come across their quest for their highly preferred position they are opting for in the pending general and presidential elections.

Being anxious to win their votes, these politicians are vigorously doing everything possible in their bid for state power; condemning those whose positions they are craving for.

Many of those who never took up time to visit the ordinary individuals in the society are now pretending to be the most cleaned and perfect person for the job, and making empty promises that they will bring food on your table and brighten Liberia’s future.

They’re coming again with big promises, releasing physical cash in order to covertly buy the votes of the Liberian electorates, they’re coming again with flashes cars to impress those who they think can be bought overnight for their quest, and later tell them “I don’t need you votes, I was elected based on my qualifications. So stop bothering me,” these will be the words of some of them after they shall have been elected.

It must be noted to all eligible Liberian voters to open their eyes and make the right decision as the country craw into 2017, the year everyone is anticipating to go to the poll to elect another group of Liberians who will steer the affairs of Africa’s oldest republic for another term.

Some of the electorates are said to be confused on the number of political parties and the number of persons who want to contest the Liberian presidency after Africa’s first female President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf shall have surrendered the presidency to whosoever  wins.

At the moment, Liberia with less than four million people has entered in the Guinness book   of record for having over 22 presidential candidates and 22 political parties, while some numbers of independent candidates are also getting set to make their bid for the presidency.

My fellow compatriots please shine your eyes they’re coming again like wolf in sheep clothing; coming with the intent that your pride will always be their utmost concern, but when usher in for their position of choice, your pride will now be a difficult thing for them.

They will now pretend to be too busy to see you or talk to you, their vehicles will now be untouchable, you will not be their class any more, shine your eyes my dear brothers and sisters they are coming again to grab your votes come 2017.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.