33 Representatives Plan to Endorse Joseph Boakai Candidacy
Monrovia – In addition to endorsements from 19 senators, Unity Party standard bearer and Vice President Joseph Boakai is expected to receive another endorsement from 33 members of the House of Representatives on May 19 2017.
Report by Henry Karmo – [email protected]
The endorsements according to one of the lawmaker is to give confidence to the campaign process of VP Boakai who is contesting in the 2017 elections to replace his boss Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to whom he has served as Vice President for 11 years.
The group under the banner “Like Minded Representatives” through their spokesman, Representative Prince Moye (UP-District 5 Bong County) told this paper that up to Tuesday night that decision on how much money in donations to the VP campaign was still being finalized.
“The speaker was to travel but because of this program he has postponed his travel,’’ Moye said.
Representative Mariamu Fofafan (UP-District4 Lofa County) was Tuesday seen in the corridors of the Capitol soliciting signatures in support of Boakai’s presidency. Many of the lawmakers who have signed the resolution are members of the Unity party with few lawmakers of the People Unification Party (PUP) signing the list to endorse the VP.
This paper has also learnt that Deputy Speaker has signed the endorsement petition, but that information has not been independently verified by this paper.
Last week Thursday, nineteen senators from several political parties endorsed the candidature of Vice President Joseph Boakai for the presidency.
Senators including Albert Chie (IND-Grand Kru County), Henry Yallah (PUP-Bong County), Dan Morias (NPP-Maryland County) Gbleh-bo Brown (IND-Maryland County), Peter Coleman (CDC-Grand Kru County), Edward Dagosseh (UP-Grand Cape Mount County), Varney Sherman (UP- Grand Cape Mount County) and Alphonso Gaye (UP-Grand Gedeh County).
Others are Geraldine Doe-Sheriff (CDC-Montserrado County) Thomas Grupee (NUDP-Nimba County), Dallas Gueh (PUP-River-cess County), Armah Z. Jallah (NPP-Gbapolu County), Matthew Jaye UP-River-Gee County), Daniel Naatehn (ANC-Gbapolu County), Francis Paye (NDC-River-cess County), and Morris Saytumah (UP-Bomi County), including Milton Teahjay (IND-Sinoe County), George Tengbeh (UP-Lofa County) and Jim Tornonlah (PUP-Margibi County).