Ruling Unity Party or UP presidential candidate Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai appears to be on his knees in an appeal for the people of Lofa County to pardon him over his government’s failure to deliver on certain promises, while pleading for their support to enable him succeed President Ellen Johnson – Sirleaf.
Speaking during the launch of the UP’s campaign launch in Lofa County over the weekend, Mr. Boakai recalled that “in 2005, we crisscrossed this great county and reached out to you and our citizens in other counties, asking them to vote for a great woman to become the first female president of Liberia and Africa.”
According to Mr. Boakai, the people of Lofa believed in him in 2005 and voted accordingly. Again in 2011, he recalls how he went back to them and asked for continuity, which he says they heeded to and gave a resounding vote to the UP ticket.
But in spite of the support received, Mr. Boakaia acknowledges that the people of Lofa complained about many things that unfortunately did not happen, including their single most critical concern which is the road from Gbarnga to Medicornma.
Vice President Boakai indicates that he could have provided host of plausible excuses today, but Lofans know that it is not his nature.“Let me simply and humbly apologize and as that we continue to believe that the time for it to happen is at hand. God willing it will begin soon,” he pleads.
“Today, we have come to say to Lofa, the battle is yours! Let not one vote scape you. One vote out of Lofa for any other presidential candidate will mean a less than a 100 percent decision. This is the nation for many times with you blood,” he said. According to him, Lofa is about to make a big history, and Lofans should not let the opportunity slip away from them on grounds that doing so will be the greatest misstep ever. He notes that his county produced the best candidate in the ensuing October 10, 2017 Representatives and Presidential elections.