VP Boakai Gets Presidential Ticket For 2017, As President Sirleaf Cast ‘A White Ballot’

President Sirleaf Casting A White Ballot In Support Of Vice President Boakai As Standard Bearer Of UP
President Sirleaf Casting A White Ballot In Support Of Vice President Boakai As Standard Bearer Of UP

As the Unity Party Conventions currently taking place in Gbarnga, Bong County heats up, report say President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and the political leader of the ruling Unity Party has given her blessings to Vice President Joseph N. Boakai to succeed her come 2017.

Partisans At The Gbarnga Convention
Partisans At The Gbarnga Convention

The Liberian leader made the pledge when she overwhelmingly cast a white ballot declaring VP Boakai as Standard Bearer to succeed her, and also expressing her support his presidential bid come 2017.

Observers and UP Partisans At The Convention
Observers and UP Partisans At The Convention

This latest move by the Liberian leader declaring VP Boakai as the political leader and standard bearer of the ruling Unity Party now put to rest rumors that she was not in favor of his bid to succeed her after she should have ended her six years term.

Is Cllr. Varney Sherman ignoring President Sirleaf at the Convention?
Cllr. Varney Sherman, President Sirleaf and Vice President Boakai at the Convention

According to our reporter covering the UP convention, following the casting of the white ballot by President Sirleaf for VP Boakai, delegates and observers attended the convention were seen jubilating in the hall where the event is taking.

Our reporter said Cllr. Varney Sherman; the outgoing Chairman of the party also cast a white ballot in favor of Wilmot Page to succeed him.

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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.