Monrovia – The early stage of the run-off Presidential election is showing a low turnout, but the one man is working to bring people out of their homes to vote is Momo Kamara, a resident of Montserrado County District #7.
Kamara lives in the Township of West Point. During a tour taken by FrontPage Africa in the early morning hours, Kamara was observed with a white megaphone speaker, calling on voters to turn out and vote as part of efforts to increase voter turnout.
The October 10 election had a significant turnout, but from the look of things, the run-off may suffer from low participation.
Kamara explained to FPA: “This morning when I woke, I noticed that there was a low turnout. I went to the polling center, and the place was empty. When I finished voting in the CK Johnson area where I registered, the place had very poor attendance.”
He added: “When I finished voting, I said to myself that the way people were turning out for the first election, this time around people are not coming out.”
Kamara further explained: “So, I decided to use my megaphone to go around and encourage people to vote. Now, I am going around and telling people to vote. When I reach out to them, if they are washing or doing something else, I will ask if they have finished voting. If they say they have not voted, I tell them to go to the place they registered and vote. I inform them that the process is very easy, and they will not stay long.”
According to Kamara, nobody gave him money or told him to do what he is doing. He added that he felt moved when he went to vote and noticed the low turnout.
“Nobody gives me a dime, nobody talks to me to do what I am doing. As a patriotic citizen, I took the initiative to go around and talk to people to vote because the election is about everybody and not just one person’s business. For every yard I entered and talked to people, some of them would leave what they were doing and go vote,” he said.
Kamara added: “If it causes me to pass around the whole day, I will do it because the election is everyone’s business. If you want better healthcare, if you want a good education, please come out to vote because we don’t want you, after the process, to not vote and then try to shift blame.”