GNN Poll Reveals: Nuquay’s Pick As Running Mate Reduces Boakai’s Chances In Nimba, Grand Bassa Counties

The enthusiastic momentum of the people of one of Liberia’s largest political weight for the possible election of the presidential candidate of the ruling Unity Party (UP), Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai is said to be fading out in Nimba County following the pick recently of a son of Margibi County, Emmanuel J. Nuquay as his running mate.

According to GNN pollsters in the Nimba County, Nimbians who were in their numbers during the recent visit of Vice President Boakai in the County with the hope that one of their sons would have been chosen as the running mate to the Unity Party presidential candidate are expressing unhappiness on what they called a unilateral decision taken by Vice President Boakai.

Our pollsters further noted that a huge percentage of the Unity Party in the County is drastically reducing as a result of this situation; selecting House Speaker Nuquay instead of a son of Nimba County, who they said was very motivate in mobilizing a huge number of Nimbians to receive the Vice President recently in the County with a rousing welcome.

According to our team of pollsters in the County, 56% of those who spoke to the team said they are disappointed regarding stance taken by the Unity Party Standard Bearer in the selection of his running mate, and further said they will take twice before voting, while 44% of those spoke expressed support to the vice president.

Additionally, our pollsters in Grand Bassa County also said some diehard supporters of the Unity Party are also pondering over as to who to vote for come October 10, 2017 as their presidential candidate following the dashing of their hope of selecting a running mate from their County for the vice president, “Many of those interviewed have expressed resentment to question posed to them about the running mate of the Vice President,” GNN lead pollster in the County said via mobile phone.

However, in Margibi County our pollsters said some citizens of that county who were interviewed are still rejoicing about the selection of Emmanuel Nuquay, while others are saying to the contrary.

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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.