(LINA) – With 474 days to the holding of legislative and presidential elections in Liberia, former Internal Affairs Minister Morris Dukuly has endorsed the presidential bid of Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai.
He said he endorsed Vice President Boakai’s presidential bid is because by all measure and standard, Vice President Boakai is best qualified to be the next president of Liberia to succeed President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
Addressing a news conference at the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) auditorium on Broad Street Monday, Dukuly promised to work with and support Vice President Boakai’s election.
He called on his former colleagues in local government administration throughout the 15 political sub-divisions of the country, his family, relatives and friends, both at home and abroad, to join him to support Vice President Boakai’s presidential bid.
“It is because of love of our country; Vice President Boakai will be an excellent president who will keep our peace, keep us safe, keep us stable, and keep us prosperous and united,” he stressed.
According to him, he has known Vice President Boakai for over 40 years and throughout those years he has proved to be a devout person of faith with deep commitment to Liberia’s peace, security, stability, socio-economic development and prosperity.
Dukuly also indicated that for more than ten years, Vice President Boakai has been a partner and a co-leader in the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Administration, and has learned and mastered the skills of statecraft.
He emphasized that the Liberian Vice President has also become au courant with the challenges inherent in leading a post-conflict developing country and will know how to organize his government and begin to govern from Day One.
“It is the conclusion reached by the generality of the Liberian population from his days at LPMC as Manager and subsequently as Managing Director, Ministry of Agriculture where he served as Minister, Liberia Petroleum Refining Company(LPRC) where he was Managing Director, and then the Vice Presidency, his records of integrity and selfless service are indisputable,” he said.
He pointed out that as a former Minister of Internal Affairs, he has a fair knowledge of the people of this country, and has a fair knowledge of their needs; for more than two and a half years, adding that he met and talked with them.
“I know that as President, Vice President Boakai will be good for our country, and will be good for our people – and for our overall development and progress,” former Minister Dukuly emphasized.
He prophesied that under the leadership of Vice President Boakai, all Liberians will be valued and allowed to enjoy their constitutional rights to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.