Montserrado County Senatorial candidate, Robert A. Sirleaf, says his quest for leadership in Montserrado County is not based on “propaganda,” but “leadership based on experience and history.”
“I dream of a district that will have leadership, not leadership based on propaganda; we talk about experience and history. Leadership poised for youth education that you deserve; leadership that when they say something… they are actually going to do it. That is leadership, a leadership of execution,” Bob told supporters recently.
Meeting with supporters who had converged at a football field between Clara Town and SKD Community on Bushrod Island recently, Mr. Sirleaf, son of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, pleaded with the people of Montserrado County to “think forward for a better Montserrado County.”
He re-emphasized his promise to supporters across Doe Community and Clara Town that young people there will have an opportunity for scholarships, and that the communities will not be abandoned in the slum. “I’m going to keep coming here until one day the people of Clara Town and one day the people of Doe Community will have the same opportunity as the people in Sinkor, as the people in Congo Town.”
Mr. Sirleaf is vying for the Montserrado seat against several other candidates, including Liberia’s main opposition leader, George Weah, who resigned from government as Peace Ambassador few weeks before the official start of campaign here last Thursday, 20 November.
Some observers believe the Montserrado County campaign stands to be more stressful unlike other counties, as “popularity and cash power” by the different candidates in the race could drive voters into complete “unpredictable” political direction.
Robert and his main contender George are noted for pulling heavy crowd, as the former boasts of undertaking numerous programs in several communities and for young people, while the later comes to politics with world fame as an ex-soccer star.