October 10 Election Walhalla: Who Becomes Liberia’s Next President?

L/R: Joseph N. Boakai (UP), George Weah (CDC), Chairles Brumskine (LP) Benoni Urey (AL), Joseph Mills Jones (MOVEE) and Alexander B. Cummings (ANC)

The day for Liberia’s election draws nearer, to usher the next government of Liberia as President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first female president who has resolute to successfully hand over power to next government, presidential candidates are doing all in their powers to succeed Madam President.

The National Elections Commission, the institution which is clothed with the responsibility to conduct these elections come October 10, 2017 (Next Tuesday) has targeted less than three million electorates to go to the poll next week to choose their president through the ballot box.

Each and every one of the presidential candidates in the October 10 race say they are confident of capturing the votes of the Liberian people for the presidency of Africa’s oldest republic, despite or this ‘One Seat’, the presidency of the number of individuals opting for search national position.

As the date for elections draw closer, key contenders who are the most talked about and are very hopeful of winning this election, with many ensuring their supporters of being the best candidate for Liberia’s next president, presidential candidates that mostly talked about include Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boaksi of the ruling Unity Party (UP), George Manneh Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), Charles Walker Brumskine of the Liberty Party (LP), Benoni Urey of the All Liberian Party (ALP), Joseph Mills Jones of the Movement for Economic Empowement (MOVEE), and Alexander Benedict Cummings of the Alternative National Congress (ANC).

As campaigns around the country by political parties ends on Sunday, the 8th of October, 2017, presidential candidates are going all about to win supports for their quest for the presidency, even though at the end of the day (When the election results are announced), one candidate will be given the mantle of powers as Liberia’s next president.

At the same time, Liberians, the eligible voters are also working around the clock to see their candidate taken the lead come October 10, bragging that their candidates are the best choice for the Liberian people, at the same time assuring them to be the president in waiting.

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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.