Kakata City, Margibi County became a center for political activities over the weekend with several opposition political parties simultaneously holding separate activities. The Liberty Party or LP headed by Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine, Movement for Economic Empowerment or MOVEE led by Dr. J. Mills Jones, and the All Liberian Party (ALP) of businessman Benoni W. Urey converged in the provincial city along with others.
Earlier, Benjamin Sanvee, Liberty Party Chairman had travelled ahead of Cllr Brumskine to ensure that everything was on course. Brumskine, who had gone to the city directly to grace a launching program convened by the Brumskine Youth Movement, was escorted by hundreds of youth and other citizens of Margibi at the Philadelphia Church in Kakata where he completely centered his special remarks on total change, free school and employment comes 2017 when the LP takes state power.
On the other hand, the political leader of MOVEE, ex-bank governor Dr. J. Mills Jones was in Kakata to speak to Rural Woman of Liberia at the Frances Mitchell School Auditorium after which he proceeded to the Buzzy Quarter Community to officially open the MOVEE office and hoist the party’s flag.
Dr. Jones was accompanied by party officials, who all joined him in calling for change in Liberia.
ALP leader Benoni Urey was also in Kakata over the weekend some of his officials from the party to launch the Commercial Motorcycle Union of Liberia or CMUL’s rally where he donated over 100,000 Liberian dollars.
Mr. Urey encouraged citizens of Margibi to see the ALP as the next option for 2017, if they wanted a better Liberia.
Meanwhile, the simultaneous presence of the three opposition parties in the county has raised serious concern among residents with many of them wondering whether it were a show of political strength.
Despite heavy downpour, the politicians kept the entire city busy for almost the whole day with speeches and promises.
By Ramsey N. Singbeh, Jr in Margibi-Editing by Jonathan Browne