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.
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.
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.
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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