Boakai Presidential Bid Swells, Gets Another Endorsement From 31 Representatives

By Wilfred Gortor/LINA

Liberian Vice President, Joseph N. Boakai

Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has received another massive endorsement by 31 members of the House of Representatives, ahead of the October 2017 General and Presidential Elections.

It can be recalled that on May 11, a total of 19 out of 30 Senators of the upper chamber of the Legislature pledged their support to the presidential bid of the Vice President.

The endorsement by the 31 Representatives on Thursday brings to 50 the sum of  the total lawmakers from both Houses of the Legislature who have thrown their weight behind Boakai, the number also constitute 48 percent of the total number of 103 legislators at the Capitol.

In their petition statement presented to Vice President Boakai, the lawmakers observed that they have witnessed for the last 10 years, tremendous socio-economic and political transformation under the Unity Party-led Government which has resulted in Liberia’s re-emergence as a responsible member of the comity of nations.

The Representatives said that such gains and successes can only be sustained if the right leadership with the track record of patriotism, integrity and selflessness is elected and entrusted with the presidency of the nation.

Calling themselves “Like-Minded Members” of the House of Representatives, the lawmakers noted in their petition that they have come to the realization that the yearnings of the Liberian people are the sustenance of peace, economic prosperity, reconciliation, good governance and democracy.

They indicated that Ambassador Boakai possesses the necessary moral, leadership and technical competencies to ensure economic prosperity for all Liberians, promote genuine reconciliation, a thriving democracy, and sustained peace and democracy.

Among other admirations of the Vice President, the lawmakers maintained that Boakai has the most experience and is the best alternative in preserving the gains realized, which are aimed at further enhancing economic prosperity for all Liberians.

Representatives endorsing the presidential candidacy of Boakai are House Speaker Emmanuel Nuquay, Montserrado County Representative Edwin Snowe, Bong County Representative Prince Moye, Lofa County lawmaker Mariamu Fofana and Nimba County Representative Matenokay Tingba.

They also include Nimba County Representative Worlea Saywah Dunah, Grand Gedeh County Representative Zoe E. Pennue, Grand Kru County Representative Numene Bartekwa, Haja Fata Siryon of Bomi County as well as Togba J. Mulbah of Bong County, among others.

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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.