Gbor District Endorses VP Boakai’s Presidential Bid

VP Boakai Pulls Crowd In Nimba County
VP Boakai Pulls Crowd In Nimba County

GANTA, July 7 (LINA) – Citizens of Gbor Administrative District in Nimba County have unanimously endorsed the presidential bid of Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai in the general and presidential elections in 2017.

The citizens made the commitment on Tuesday, July 5, in Gbor-Tailay Town through their spokesman, Fredrick Gonkartee, when Boakai paid a courtesy visit to their district.

Gonkartee said in a statement that the people of Gbor Administrative District have wholeheartedly decided to support and work with the vice president to realize his dream to ascend to the highest seat of the country.

“We the people of Gbor both at home and abroad have decided from our hearts to support and work with you in making sure you realize your dream of becoming the next president of Liberia come 2017,” the statement added.

Gonkartee pointed out that the friendship between the people of the area and VP Boakai dates as far back as his days as Minister of Agriculture of Liberia.

He said during Boakai’s tenure as Agriculture Minister, there were lots of programs in the district that impacted the lives of people living in the area.

Responding, VP Boakai thanked the people of Gbor for the warm welcome, adding, “This is not strange to me because I know the people of Nimba are very hospitable and nice to strangers.”

Boakai promised to work with other partners in making sure some basic services are brought to the district to positively impact their lives.

He then called on the youths of the district to prioritize education and stay away from things that would serve as hindrance to their education.

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