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Incumbent Montserrado County District #12 Representative and State -run University of Liberia instructor Richmond Anderson says he is confident of defeating 22 opponents that are contesting against him for the district seat this October based on legacy.


In an interview with the NewDawn on Monday, 14 August, Mr. Anderson’s Administrative Assistant Mr. Samuel G. Toe boasted that his boss Rep. Anderson has worked tirelessly for the district and has a great legacy which is enough to make him win the district.

Rep. Anderson and 22 rival candidates are fighting for their spaces in a district of over 43,000 eligible voters. Mr. Toe refers Rep. Anderson’s opponents as hustlers, and therefore encourages the incumbent’s supporters to remain kind and not be moved by what they see or hear.

Though not officially the duty of lawmakers, Mr. Toe cites the bridge connecting Kessely Boulevard Community to the Snow Hill Community, the reconditioning of Kessely Boulevard Road in 2013, NTA Road and other projects when he argues that Rep. Anderson has made significant marks in the district and therefore deserves reelection.

He further credits Rep. Anderson for a drainage system and a Water Care connected to the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) in the Chicken Soup Factory Community, two bridges constructed by LACE through Legislative oversight project, and the refurbishing of the Stephen Tolbert Estate Monument and Park.

Concerning human capacity building, Mr. Toe says students in District #12 have benefited from Mr. Anderson’s scholarship and have attended Smyth Institute, University of Liberia (UL), United Methodist University (UMU) and some grade schools. Mr. Toe says candidate Anderson is not worried about those that are running against him, based hope that the incumbent will win landslide.

By Samuel P. Kamara–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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