By Reuben Sei Waylaun
Friends of Melvin Saye Sendolo Garpeh in collaboration with Citizens Alliance for the Election of Garpeh in District#8 (FOG/CAGED8) says citizens of Nimba County Electoral district#8 deserve all the appreciation for fully participating in the just ended voter registration process in the country.
In a press release, (FOG/CAGED8) said the citizens of the district played a significant role in a crucial impending legislative and presidential elections in the country.They added that the attendance and supportwhen translated to reality will influence long-term development across the district.
According to the group that is pushing for the election of the exuberant University of Liberia (UL) Public Administration lecturer to contest the legislative seat of Nimba district eight, the citizens of the district must be commended for what it calls first step in obtaining the voter registration cards(decision making tools) saying it is significant to the forward match of the district.
“Once again, we want to acknowledge and thank you all who left various basic schedules from February 1 to March 14, 2017 walked distances, struggled with hunger, stood under the sun, just to ensure that the district is redeemed by registering to vote this October 10, 2017. We also thank those who were not able to be part of the process for different reasons; we still count on you,reachout to somebody about FOG comes October 10.We frankly compliment you all for your participationand support,” FOG/CAGED8 said in a release.
The group said it appreciates the cooperation of the citizens, residents and National Elections Commission workers who with all the demonstrated challenges in very difficult situations and conditions stillhelped in providing the freedom and the necessary environment in the maintaince andobligation of theirconstitutional fulfillment comes October legislative and presidential elections.
At the same time, the FOG/CAGED8 has disclosed that since the participation of Melvin Saye Sendolo Garpeh in the 2011 legislative election for the first time where he came very close to the 53rd incumbent, citizens of the district have alwaysbeen asking him to contest the impending elections.
“Let the message go forth and clear that we have accepted after series of resounding endorsements from cross sections of the citizenry-that points to the spirit of renewal & hope for the nation…As such, you can be assured of Representative Candidature of our Political Leader & Vision Bearer in electoral District #8, Nimba County.
This will be the first time in a long time, in the history of the district,this october that theyouth will be Represented in the National Political Theater to promulgate the majority of the electorates’s interest consistent with national development agenda,” the group further added.
Citing Biblical backing, FOG/CAGED8 said they are not in the pending elections as participants, but to win.
FOG/CAGED8 is meanwhile calling on citizens&residentsof Nimba County electoral district eight to join the ‘winning team’ by going all out and encourage everyone to make use of the VRCs in supporting Melvin Saye Sendolo Garpeh as the next Representative of the district for the ensuring elections in line with ‘Think Liberia, Build Liberia &Love Liberia.
“The executives and members of (FOG/CAGED8) are cognizant of the facts that District 8 Nimba County must meet its political, social, academic and economic freedom, which we all know it is our fundamental goal in longterm sustainabilityand peace of the district. We must continue to be stronger together.As itstime to demonstrate absolute commitment along this journey together. Lets continue to remain stronger together, focus and win it for all,” the group indicated.
The Friends of Melvin Saye Sendolo Garpeh is both humanitarian and political organization that strives for the well-being of the district, county and country in general.