Boakai Team’s Campaign Launch Overwhelms Monrovia, As Detractors Appear Disillusion

Monrovia and its environs was today overwhelmed with huge crowd as the entire city was locked up due to the growing number of individuals who had come from far and near to campaign for the presidential bid of Vice President Joseph N. Boakai and his running mate, House Speaker Emmanuel J. Nuquay come October 10, 2017.

The turned out of partisans and other sympathizers of the ruling Unity Party around the city who gathered at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS)  was so huge that some opposition in the ongoing electoral process questioned the sincerity of many of those who graced the launch of the UP campaign.

The daylong occasion saw prominent individuals in the Liberian society graciously showed up in T-Shirts bearing the photos of both Vice President Boakai and his running mate, Nuquay, as many of them sang pro-Boakai and Nuquay slogans aimed at calling on Liberians to vote for their candidates.

Streets all over the city and its environs were completely locked down without the semblance of the free flow of vehicles, but rather countless number of individuals spurned the streets joyously claiming victory for the Boakai and Nuquay presidency and vice presidency.

At the ATS, people were being reported fainting as a result of the crowdedness of the confined sports stadium as both the police and medics were seen busy putting the situation under control, while others despite of the heavy downpour of rains remained determined to see their preferred choice for the presidency and vice presidency.

After nearly six hours of waiting, both candidates (VP Boakai and House Speaker Nuquay) finally arrived with additional crowd who whirled the convoy of the celebrants, joining the already jammed parked ATS which subsequently   led to people to sandwich each other in an unbearable situation.

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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.