The sad reality is that the bulk of Liberians do complain that Boakai himself does lack all of those qualities he looked for in a running mate despite the fact a considerable cross-section of society is willing to make do with him in spite of his shortcomings and more so, in the face of the Weah-led government’s unthinkable transgressions.
Democratically ousting the CDC-led government is no doubt cardinal but again, there are murmurings that for a man who served two terms alongside President Sirleaf and presided over the Senate without ever tackling excessive abuses of the day and later admitting to having squandered opportunities that would’ve better the welfare of people and country, it is troubling he sought not an angelic yet all the same impeccable character as running mate when in fact he doesn’t measure up to such standards.
Another worrisome concern is the absence of key allies at the unveiling ceremony.
That JNB as he’s popularly known did opt for a youthful vice standard-bearer in Jeremiah Koung is encouraging yet at the same time, a setback from the perspective of political pundits and ordinary people who say Koung is of no moral and ethical standing and that by extension will unavoidably be influenced by godfather Senator Prince Y. Johnson who was recently sanctioned by the US Government for an attributable “pay-for-play” political scheme wherein he over the years gave support to various presidential candidates in return for cash laundered through complex processes to reach him.
For me, the consolidation of opposition elements and thus advantages or the further divide and breakdown of maneuvers executed and decisions taken is my major concern right now.
Just thought it necessary to chime in what the reality and intricate maneuvers and balances are.
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