As Liberians anxiously await the much-anticipated October 10, 2023 polls to elect the president for the next six years, the support for political parties continue to swell with the latest being noticed from the former ruling Unity Party (UP) with the political leader of Liberty Party and Grand Bassa County Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence has officially endorsed Unity Party’s standard-bearer, Joseph N. Boakai, and his vice running-mate, Jeremiah Koung presidential ticket.
The endorsement ceremony was held today in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, and brought together supporters of the Unity Party, the Movement for Democratic Reconstruction (MDR), and the Liberty Party.
The Baokai-Koung ticket appears to be the favorite presidential ticket for the upcoming presidential election ahead of the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) footballing President, George M. Weah, and former Coca-cola Executive and standard-bearer of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP), Alexander B. Cummings.
Senator Karnga-Lawrence, who was overlooked to go as vice running mate to Amb. Boakai in favor of Senator Jeremiah K. Koung, expressed the Liberty Party’s willingness to support the Boakai-Koung ticket…
It can be recalled, there were claims and counterclaims as to who Grand Bassa County Senator Karnga-Lawrence will support.
Sen. Karnga-Lawrence posted on her official Facebook Page saying, “As leaders, we are open to talking with everyone in public or privately, as we have always done”.
She furthered: ”Under the prevailing circumstances, our decision will be guided by our principles and vision in the best interest of our country. We will speak out soon”.
The LP political leader posted after several other political groups including Alexander B. Cummings of the Alternative National Congress, Unity Party Joseph Nyuma Boakai Sr., and others allegedly reached out to her to capture her support.
It is also in the public that ex-president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf allegedly held a closed-door meeting with Sen. Abe Darius Dillon and Sen. Lawrence a meeting others claim was met to encourage them to support Alexander Cummings.
Supporters of Sen. Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence have continuously posted that Amb. Joseph N. Boakai did not promise Sen. Lawrence a running mate post, adding that Sen. Karnga-Lawrence too didn’t promise Amb. Joseph Boakai her support.
Impressive moment for Unity Party but not certain such support is going to help Joseph N. Boakai, Sr,to the presidency… Sen Lawrence would then have herself to blame