The citizens, comprising opinion leaders, chiefs, elders, zoes, women and youth groups came from Grand Cape Mount, Gbarpolu and Bomi counties and converged in Gbarma District, Gbarpolu County over the weekend to pledge their support to VP Boakai.
“We assure you of our support from the Western Region; we will meet again as leaders from this region to reaffirm our support to you for the 2017 presidential race; we will be vibrant and you can count on us,” the citizens said through their spokesperson.
The spokesperson disclosed that traditional leaders along with the various organizations and county officials of the Western Region of Cape Mount, Bomi and Gbarpolu counties will jointly petition Vice President Boakai for the Presidency in 2017.
According to a release from the office of the Vice President, the traditional leaders gave the assurance during a one-day mass action meeting with Vice President Boakai on his farm in Gbarpolu County.
The meeting, held under the theme: “Together we can fulfill the dream,” was convened under the aegis of the National Movement To Support Boakai, and intended to chat the course for Boakai’s victory in 2017.
Speaking on behalf of the Chairman of the Movement, Secretary General of NAMBO, Robert Kpadeh, who also served as keynote speaker at the occasion, provided insightful information on why Vice President Boakai should be preferred for the Presidency come 2017.
The Nimba Citizens Organization in the Western Region, who were also at the mass action meeting on the Vice President’s farm, reaffirmed their support to Vice President Boakai in 2017.
Sister organizations backing NAMBO, including the Queens of Boakai and the Daughters of Boakai, announced their existence at the meeting and said they will go all out to campaign for the man whose character is as clean as a white sheet of paper.
Speaking to the cheering crowd, Vice President Boakai said: “I am a race car parked in the garage and it is time for this shiny red Ferrari to be put on the tracts to test its speed.”
Boakai praised the chiefs and elders who have served this country with a high degree of diligence and commitment, and thanked the people of Bomi, Gbarpolu and Grand Cape Mount Counties for the confidence they have reposed in him.
He disclosed that there are many organizations engaged with this process in the United States, Europe and other parts of the world, with sister organizations in Liberia, including the Boakai Movement, the Initiative to Support Boakai and the Wings of Boakai who are also planning the official launch of their various organizations at the right time.
The release said while the petitioning from the Western Region is being planned the Southeastern region, mainly Grand Gedeh, River Gee, Maryland, Grand Kru and Sinoe counties are expected to shortly pay hosts to Vice President Boakai.