GNN Survey Reveals The Most Talk-About Presidential Candidates (Part 2)

As eligible voters for the October 10, 2017 presidential and legislative elections draw closer to elect the people of their choice from both the presidency and legislative seats, GNN has discovered over the past weeks the most talk about presidential candidates.

According to our regular weekly samplings and poll conducted over the past weeks by assigned pollsters who are gathering statistics as to who is in the lead or the most favored and talk about presidential candidates.

The Standard Bearer of the ruling Unity Party (UP) and current Liberian Vice President, Joseph Nyuma Boakai is also said to be one of those being favored by electorates, according to our pollsters in the counties.

According to sampling of interviews conducted by our team of pollsters around the Country, some citizens of the nine of the fifteen counties, said they favored the Liberian Vice President.

A survey conducted by a GNN team of pollsters in these counties over the last two week said some residents of Lofa, Nimba, Montserrado, Grand Gedeh, River Gee, Sinoe, Bong, Margibi and Bomi Counties have expressed their intent to cast their ballots in favor of Ambassador Joseph N. Boakai as President of Liberia come the October 10, 2017 general and presidential elections.

Some of the citizens who spoke to our team jointly noted, “It is better to be with the devil you know than the angel you have not seen”.

As Vice President Boakai continue to struggle to capture the votes of Liberians come the 2017 elections, the political leader of the opposition Liberty Party (LP), Cllr. Charles Walker Brumkine is also winning the hearts of voters with the VP and him running neck-to-neck in their respective bid for the presidency.

Some major supporters of the Liberty Party for Cllr. Brumskine, according to our team came from similar Counties including Grand Bassa, River Cess, Margibi, Sinoe, Nimba, Bomi and Montserrado all of whom have overwhelmingly expressed the support for Liberty party political leader for his presidential bid, stressing that “It is now time that the Unity Party be replaced and usher in a new breed of politicians who will do their best to make the difference”.

The Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) now the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) political leader, Senator George Manneh Weah who in previous elections pulled  heavy crowd, mostly among the youthful electorates, according to our pollsters is gradually losing ground. However, some electorates in eight of the fifteen counties are still determined to cast their votes in favor of Senator George Manneh Weah including: Grand Kru, Gbarpolu, Grand Cape Mount, Montserrado, Maryland, Grand Gedeh, Margibi and Nimba Counties.

Some of the supporters of the CDC in those Counties covered by our pollsters vowed to mateine their relationship with the CDC and also noted that no political party can change them in their drive to support political leader’s quest for the presidency.

But for others who spoke to our team said “CDC Political leader, Senator George Manneh Weah needs to work harder in his bid for the presidency. He must also learn faster if he wants to rule Liberia.”

One of Liberia’s newest politicians on the bloc, Alexander B. Cummings who is also the Standard Bearer of the opposition of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), is said to also be making headway in some parts of the Country, with some citizens in Maryland, Grand Gedeh, Nimba, Grand Cape Mount, Sinoe, River Gee, Montserrado and Gbarpolu Counties favoring his presidential bid.

Despite of his political hurdle; the dual citizenship and the Code of Conduct, some of his supporters who spoke to our team expressed optimism of his presidency come October 10, 2017 general and presidential elections. But others to the contrary noted that Cummings’ bid for the presidency will encounter some hitches, stressing, “Alexander Cummings is new in our political setting, and therefore, it is not possible at this time”.

For the political leader of the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR), Senator Prince Y. Johnson, who many said always predicting trouble, seems to be in queue for the 2017 general and presidential elections. According to our pollsters, some of those they spoke to in Nimba, River Cess, Sinoe, Gbarpolu and Margibi Counties have expressed their support for his presidential bid.

But for others, who spoke to our team, said Liberia is not prepare to back to war again, making reference of the MDR political leader who they alleged is always ‘Beating War Drum’ and is unpredictable, stressing that “Most of his utterances resembles trouble.”

For the political leader of the All Liberian Party (ALP), businessman Benoni Urey is pulling crowd in some parts of the Country as his strength in some of those counties including Montserrado, Margibi, Nimba, Gbarpolu, Bomi and Cape Mount is said to be visible.

According to our team, many of those spoke to in those counties said the ALP political leaders despite of all of the difficulties Liberians went through he still with them, but for others to the contrary the election of Mr. Urey is the bouncing back of Liberia’s former President Charles Ghankay Taylor who is now in British prison on crimes against humanity.

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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.