Despite of public perceptions and emotions as to who will at all cost capture the votes of majority electorates during the pending October 10, 2017 general and presidential elections, presidential candidates are doing all in their powers to fetch out more supports in their bid to take hold of the Executive Mansion; the country’s presidential palace.
Grounds of political parties around the country on a daily are becoming to be the place of interest with electorates doing everything to impress their respective presidential candidates of their mighty support in taken them to the Executive Mansion be it rain or shine.
The issue of defection, and abandonment by electorates of their birth-political parties to switch gear to other political parties under the pretense that they have found the right place to be, seems to be the order of the day nowadays with political pundits questioning their sincerity during these political seasons.
At present, the grapping of support for oneself candidacy in the 2017 presidential race amongst electorates, is growing every day as presidential candidates on a daily basis are given political assurances and support for their respective bid for the presidency in the 2017 elections, boasting that their candidate is the best.
According to an unofficial survey conducted around the Country by the GNN-Liberia team regarding candidates of various political parties that are wining electorates from every sector of the Liberian society, the presidential candidate of the Unity Party (UP), Vice President Joseph N. Boakai is said to be making impact in some part of the Country.
Speaking to this news out today via mobile phone, some political analysts noted that is obvious to see voters ‘jumping from one party to another’ like in the case of current situation, where on a weekly basis the news defection overwhelming the media, because of those defectors’ political dissatisfaction with their earlier political parties, one of the political analysts speaking to the GNN-Liberia noted.
Another political party craving for the presidency in the pending presidential elections come October 10, 2017 is the Liberty Party (LP) of one of Liberia’s learned lawyers, Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine.
The LP is said to be making headway in its political drive for the Executive Mansion hopefully after successfully winning the 2017 general and presidential elections with optimism. The UP and LP, according to our investigation are competitively at neck to neck for the nation’s highest seat, the presidency,
Other political parties that appeared to be over hopeful for the October 10, 2017 presidency are said to be pulling crowd in every sector of the Liberian society scooting for supporters and possible electorates to usher their respective candidate in the Executive Mansion as Liberia’s next president.
Some of these political parties include the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) of Senator George Weah, the Alternative National Congress (ANC) of Alexander B. Cummings, All Liberian Party (ALP) of Benoni Urey, and Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR) of Senator Prince Johnson are also said to be doing their best to win the support of their voters.
The popularity of one of Liberia’s main opposition political parties, the CDC is said to be losing huge support and ‘talk about’, as was previously done at most gatherings during Liberia’s yesteryears’ elections when the Country’s youthful population were over excited of its political leader, Senator George Weah’s quest for the presidency.
Currently, according to GNN-Liberia survey, Liberians including its youthful population are carefully examining those who are daring for the leadership of Africa’s oldest Republic, Liberia and not a personality approach competitors.
The Liberian political field seems to be overwhelmed with chain of defections, with many using this situation to test the financial waters of some of the presidential candidates of these political parties in their bid to grab what they can lay their hands on before the country’s elections’ period elapses.
Written by: Joel Cholo Brooks