-District#9 candidate Frank Foko
Frank SaahFoko, winner of the just-ended CDC primary to vie for the seat left by fallen Lawmaker Munah P. Youngblood in Montserrado County Electoral District# 9 says he needs no campaign in the district because his relationship with the people is sufficient to give him victory.
“CDC will not have to campaign for me in the district# 9 election, because my relationship with my constituents can give me the victory I need”, the rather overly confident aspirant boasts.
Addressing scores of partisans at the CDC headquarters in Oldest Congo Town outside Monroviaafter going thru the primary during the weekend, Frank thanked the primary committee headed by City Mayor Jefferson T. Koijee, for conducting a free, fair and transparent primary that promoted unity amongst candidates that participated and accepted the results with expressed willingness to work collectively to ensure the late Munah’s legacy and mandate is achieved.
“This victory is to us all; it was just a matter of one of us representing our party but we are all winners”, he adds. He hails his opponents from the race and calls on residents of district 9 to unite forces to maintain the district for the ruling CDC. Frank won the primary by 882 of the total 2445 votes cast in the poll with 136 invalid votes.
In remarks, CDC Chairman Mulbah K. Morlusaid the party was being transformed to an institution where decision is made from bottom to top. “For us to conduct an exercise where there is no acrimony, it speaks to the maturity of the party, and the respect for the rule of law.”
He said there was no business for any of the contestants from the primary express displeasure about this exercise, warning that anyone that will do something contrary to the primary leaders of that group will bear consequences of their supporters’ actions.
“Don’t limit your life to just an event, you might have bigger opportunity than just this primary”, Chairman Morlu concluded.
By Lewis S. Teh–Editing by Jonathan Browne