With less than two months to the October 10th presidential and representatives’ elections, the campaign manager for Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, Augustine Kpehe Ngafuan, is calling on officials and members of the “Friends of Augustine Ngafuan” (FAN) for the election of Vice President Joe Boakai to remain steadfast in mobilizing more support, especially first time voters to ensure victory at the ballot box.
He says the leadership of the governing Unity Party is not taking anything for granted, but will do all within its powers in making sure Candidate Boakai is elected as President and subsequently inaugurated in January 2018.
He gave the challenge at the official launch of the Women Wing of the “Friends of Augustine Ngafuan” (FAN) for Joseph N. Boakai Presidency on Friday, 18 August held at the YMCA on Broad Street in Monrovia.
Vice President Boakai is vying for the Presidency along with 20 other candidates in the race, including six Independent contestants one of them a female.A total of 2,183,683 citizens have registered across the country to participate in the polls with nearly 1,000 candidates vying for seats in the Lower House.
Ngafuan notes that those referring to themselves today as oppositions were all once part of the Unity Party-led government both during the first and second term of the Sirleaf Administration, who later left the government and are now criticizing the same government they once served.
According to him, some of the things they are criticizing the government of today, were the same things that they did when they were in the government, adding, “and we know them and know them very well and can identify them anytime and anywhere.”
He lauds the Vice President for being a man of integrity, whom according to him, has lived a life above reproach than all other candidates that are in the presidential race. Speaking earlier, Unity Party campaign manager for Grand Cape County, Madam Dabah Varpilah, appeals to “FAN” members to be very courageous in going to towns, communities and villages to talk to voters about the good characters of Amb.Boakai, noting that he is the best candidate in these elections.
Madam Varpilah recommends Jehovah Witness style of evangelism as a campaign strategy being adapted by the party in going in communities to talk to each and every citizen, specifically voters about Candidate Boakai and his plans for Liberia after his victory in October.
She warns members of the organization to kick against confrontation while campaigning, noting that by allowing themselves to be confrontational with people will not do them any good.
For her part, the Chairlady of “FAN” Mariah Quaye Gilayeneh, thanks the participants for gracing the occasion and notes that the organization has spread chapters throughout Montserrado County and will soon be extended throughout Liberia to secure more votes for the candidacy of Joe Boakai.
The program brought together well-wishers from across Monrovia, including the Ma Juah Market women, Johnsonville-Dry Rice Market Women for Boakai, Women of Change from New Matadi , Progressive Movement for Boakai located in Barnesville, Marshall Women for Boakai and BOOTIC Women of ELWA community, among others.
-Editing by Jonathan Browne