The 2017 Campaign Walhalla: As Electorates Set To Scrutinize Aspirants

Joseph N. Boakai of the ruling Unity Party (UP), Charles Walker Brumskine of the Liberty Party (LP), George Manneh Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), H. Boima Fahnbulleh of the Liberian’s People’s Party (LPP), Alexander B. Cummings of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), Benoni Urey of the All Liberia Party (ALP), Joseph Mills Jones of the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE), Wendell McIntosh of the Change Democratic Action (CDA), MacDonald A. Wento of the United People’s Party (UPP), Prince Y. Johnson of the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR), Oscar Cooper an Independent Candidate, and MacDella Cooper of the Liberia Restoration Party (LRP)

Since the official opening of campaign by Liberia’s electoral body, the National Elections Commission (NEC), aspirants are going all outs to see how best expected voters for the October 10, 2017 general and presidential elections can be sensitized about their quest for Liberia.

Already the National Elections Commission has qualified over 22 political parties and those who have resolved to run on the tickets of these political parties including presidential and representative aspirants have been given the greenlight to canvass for their respective slots.

Even though, the momentum of the campaign around the country is not been felt as anticipated by electorates who are making reference of previous campaigns during elections. However, aspirants including presidential candidates are confidant and optimistic of victory at the end of the day.

Currently, several presidential candidates in the 2017 race are doing all in their bid to win the support of the respective partisans and admirers; venturing into towns and villages to impress those who they believe will favor them during the poll on that historic day, October 10, 2017.

Eligible voters themselves around the country are watching with eagle eyes, carefully observing the candidates in their respective political playing field as to the technique they are applying in order to capture the votes of their supporters, and at the same time checkmating their respective platform intended for the Liberian people when elected.

Rollcall of presidential candidates whose are creating political momentum in their respective campaign style around the country include: Joseph N. Boakai of the ruling Unity Party (UP), Charles Walker Brumskine of the Liberty Party (LP), George Manneh Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Alexander B. Cummings of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), Joseph Mills Jones of the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE), Benoni Urey of the All Liberian Party (ALP), MacDonald A. Wento of the United People’s Party (UPP), Prince Y. Johnson of the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR), and Oscar Cooper an Independent Presidential candidate.

Other political parties and candidate that are in the race include: McIntosh J. E. Wendell of the Chamge Democratic Action (CDA), Isaac G. Wiles of the Democratic Justice Party (DJP), William A. Kpadeh an Independent Presidential Candidate, John S. Partor Independent presidential candidate, MacDella Cooper of the Liberia Restoration Party (LRP), Kennedy G. Sandy of the Liberia Transformation Party (LTP), Boima H. Fahnbulleh of the Liberian’s People’s Party (LPP), Simeon C. M Freeman of the Movement for Progress Change (MPC), Wiah William Tuider of the New Liberia Party (NLP), George S. Dweh, Sr., of the Redemption Democratic Congress (RDC), and Jeremiah Z. Weapoe of the Vision for Transformation (VOLT).

With the lineup of the huge number of presidential candidates in the race, electorates themselves are a bit glittering as to who should be voted for. However, others who spoke to our reporters around the country said they are determined to choose the person who will deliver Liberia from the corrupt hands of people they perceived to be enemies of Liberia.

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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.