Monrovia – The presidential bid of Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai of the ruling Unity Party (UP) has been boosted with 17 pledges of support from the men and women who contested in the October 10 Presidential and Legislative Elections on the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE) ticket.
These 17 politicians didn’t follow their political leader, Dr. Joseph Mills Jones, who few days ago, swore his party’s support to the presidential bid of Senator George Weah, of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC).
Reading their statement of endorsement of VP Boakai, Bilclintosh Sedek Kamara Thursday, November 02, stated as rational, energetic and cautious minded candidates of MOVEE, particularly residing in Montserrado, as well as their partisans and supporters, they will leave no stone unturned to ensure that the November 7th runoff presidential election will be in the interest of the people of Liberia and not compromised for a mere soccer legend and in inexperienced character.
He added: “In view of the forgoing, we have come to endorse Ambassador Joseph N. Boakai, Standard Bearer of the ruling Unity Party as the next president of the Republic of Liberia come November 7, 2017.”
Backed fully by his colleagues, who had joined him in the Unity Party Campaign Office conference room, Kamara, who along with other contestants vied for Montserrado County District 12 seat and lost to independent candidate George Beyan Semah.
“We are convinced beyond all reasonable doubts that the exemplary leadership characteristics you exhibited at the Liberia Produce Marketing Corporation (LPMC), Ministry of Agriculture, Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) and recently as Vice President of Liberia, are unequivocal manifestations that Liberia’s unlimited pride and dignity will be rekindled upon Ambassador Joseph N. Boakai’s ascendency to the presidency of Liberia.”
He also stated that the Vice President’s “unmatched commitment of religious tolerance and peace-building as manifested in his entire endeavor, especially during his tenure as Vice President.”
As he read their signed statement, he was constantly applauded by his fellow candidates.
They vowed in loyalty that they are going to go all out, along with their supporters, to vigorously campaign throughout the length and breadth of the county and other counties to ensure that “our eloquent, eminent, developmental, influential and true friend of the poor, Amb. Joseph N. Boakai emerge as President of Liberia.”
“We believe that Amb. Boakai has diagnosed the problem of this nation and has the leadership charisma, love and unflinching commitment to deliver Liberia from its perennial leadership failures and invisible hands.”
Earlier, more than 20 partisans from the Alternative National Congress (ANC) had done similar thing like their MOVEE counterparts.
Responding after the MOVEE folks had read their statement, the Deputy Campaign Manager of Unity Party, Mr. Fong Gami Zuagele told his guests, “As we partner now, for delivering Liberia and giving our children a better Liberia, you have not come here to be strangers. You are part and parcel of this Boakai campaign.
Don’t sit by to be called. If you want a desk in this building, we are going to give it to you so that every meeting you are going to be a part. For the next few days, we are going to fight, fall, hold and wakeup together.”
He, however, warned them to note that everywhere humans are gathered there are challenges and that the UP is of no exception.
“We ask that you come and compliment us where we are going to be falling short because we are now comrades.”
He used the occasion to call on their supporters and other members to join them in electing VP Boakai on November 7, if the runoff is allowed to go ahead between the UP and the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) of Senator George Manneh Weah.