I’m ready to become Boakai’s running mate
-Nyonblee unveils interest
Liberty Party political leader Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence says she would accept the nomination from former Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai, to become his running mate for the Presidency in October.
Her disclosure comes amid public speculations that Ambassador Boakai might select the Grand Bassa county senator as his vice standard bearer.
According to the information that has been in the political corridors, Senator Karnga-Lawrence could be the best pair with Ambassador Boakai.
The Grand Bassa senator made the statement Wednesday to legislative reporters at the Capitol in Monrovia.
“Fellow Liberians, during the past several weeks, my attention has been drawn to support from the public, expressed through different opinion polls, showing that we have earned the trust and confidence of the Liberian population. I am humbled by your recognition of my works, both for our people and the nation at large. I assure you that by the special grace of God, my presence will continue to be felt as we travel the long road to nation-building. Through the eye of faith, I am confident that 2023 marks the beginning of the rescue mission for our country,” she said.
Senator Karnga-Lawrence: “To this end, I implore each Liberian, at home and abroad, to take upon yourself the responsibility of educating each other (in the homes, churches, mosques, communities, organizations, etc.) about the importance of making the right decisions for a better Liberia. I speak that Liberia will make the well-being of the people number one priority, with focus on better healthcare, education, job creation, youth rehabilitation and reintegration, and job creation to build a middle class.”
According to her, though she has been hearing about her pick as running to Ambassador Boakai, she has remained quiet on the matter instead, focusing on her senatorial duties.
In a recent chat with editors at his residence in Rehab community in Paynesville, Amb. Boakai, current standard bearer of the Unity Party, said the selection of a running mate is something that should not be done in a hurry, as it requires sober reflection and soul-searching. Editing by Jonathan Browne