River Gee County senatorial candidate, Ambassador Commany B. Wesseh, has embarked on political talks with Monrovia- based River Gee citizens to secure their support and to influence their families and friends, who are based in the south-eastern county in his favor at the December 16 Senatorial poll.
Ambassador Wesseh, who is running on the ruling Unity Party’s ticket in River Gee County, recently resigned from the Government as Minister of State without Portfolio, like other cabinet members, seeking elected positions here.
At a meeting held in Clara Town, Bushrod Island on Saturday, November 22, Ambassador Wesseh said the first part of his platform is “to continue to fight to prevent Ebola” from going to River Gee and to prevent it from the entire Liberia.
He additionally said he will promote peace, unity, education, reconciliation and development, adding that “we want to make sure that we are fair – we have a balance in the leadership of our county.”
Ambassador Wesseh said he directed all his campaign resources towards the fight against Ebola, gave his campaign team an instruction to help people to prevent Ebola, and distributed anti-Ebola buckets, among others.
“And we are pleased today to say that … River Gee is one of the counties that Ebola did not cause the kind of trouble it caused in other places,” he noted. “I told people I do not want to be Senator for dead bodies; and I do not want my people to have a dead senator, so I want to fight so all of us can live,” said Amb. Wesseh.
A group of supporters under the banner “Friends of Wesseh,” described the UP Senatorial candidate as a “far-sighted” man, claiming to have realized their mistakes that had taken them “down the drain” for several years.
A spokesperson for the Ambassador Wesseh campaign trail, Mr. Anderson Chea, said, “Our interest has been dashed,” arguing that it was now better to focus on Ambassador Wesseh for a new day in River Gee County.