River Gee County Senator Conmany B. Wesseh, one of the contenders for the chairmanship of the former ruling Unity Party has strongly differed with a New Dawn’ publication in which he is quoted as referring to fellow contenders in the race as “hustlers.”
In a reaction to this paper on Monday, June 29, 2020, Senator Wesseh clarified that it is very impossible for him to brand his colleagues in such a demeaning manner noting that such misquotation represents falsehood and is far from his characters and upbringing.
This paper had reported under the caption ‘politics not football’, that the River Gee Lawmaker said he does not need propaganda for the UP chairmanship, but that instead, realities of his current and past records will speak for him. He said doing these electioneering periods, he has and will continue to remain polite and use civil engagement in the process.
Commenting on the question of old age, Wesseh explained that he meant inter- generational, which means the old and young working together for the good of the party and the country.
However, the tough-spoken veteran politician maintains that politics is not a football game that requires extra energies and physical strength. He said those criticizing him and the political leader of the Unity Party, Ex-vice president Joseph Nyumah Boakai about old age should think again.
“Politics is not football game that you will need extra energies in order to be participant in politics here. Liberia now needs experience, mature and intelligent minds to lead at this critical junction of our Country. The argument being raised by my critics concerning my age and the standard bearer’s is nothing; politics is not for children,” Senator Wesseh countered his critics.
He said the Unity Party is a constituency member of the Collaborating Political Parties that will be a force to reckon with in coming national elections, adding that the UP needs him to occupy such vital and critical leadership.
Wesseh notes that when too many young people are put together to lead nationally, at times the country experiences worse time but mature minds would think twice before taking decision.
By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor–Editing by Jonathan Browne