LIBERIAN ELECTIONS: Vice President Boakai is the man to beat On October

From Lindsay Barrett/Vanguard News Online|

VP Joseph N. Boakai, Unity Party Presidential Candidate

Just back from Monrovia Liberia’s Presidential polls that will commence on Tuesday this week will very likely be among the most important of such exercises to take place anywhere in West Africa in recent times.

As Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s constitutional tenure of two six-year terms draws to a close the region is watching the outcome with bated breath as it will test the resilience of the peace and stability that the regional community made enormous sacrifices to install during and after the long and brutal civil war that raged in Africa’s oldest republic from the early 1990’s until 2003.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Vice President Boakai The revision and reform of the fundamental nature of the national polity that resulted out of the crisis and its resolution has created a new leadership paradigm in the nation.

This has made it imperative that leaders throughout Africa take cognizance of the true values of the participants. While the glamorous image of Liberia’s one-time world class footballer George.

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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.