Sheikh Kouyateh announces run for the presidency
By Kruah Thompson
In a surprising turn of events, the two-time defeated Montserrado County senatorial candidate Sheikh Al-Moustapha Kouyateh has announced his ambition to contest in the upcoming presidential and General elections for the higher seat of the Nation.
He declared his intention to run for President on Friday, March 24, 2023, at a press conference held at the providence baptized church on Ashmun St, Monrovia, Liberia.
Kouyateh who contested twice for the senatorial seat of Montserrado County and lost both in the 2011 and 2017 Presidential and legislative elections said he decided to run for President because he believes he can unite and make a conformational change in the lives of Liberians.
” If by the grace of God and people, I am elected as the 25 president of the Republic of Liberia, I vow to unite our nation and drive a conformational change.
We will enhance our security and intelligence infrastructure, reform our justice system to ensure welfare for Judiciary personnel, and guarantee justice and rule of law for all.” He said.
Mr. Kouyateh said the country needs a leader who will prioritize Economic growth, job creation, access to quality education, healthcare, social justice, civil rights, and good national security and foreign policy.
According to him, he envisions a Liberia that is more prosperous and peaceful, providing opportunities for all its tribes, religions, or social Classes.
The Liberian businessman-turned-politician revealed that the problems with Liberia can still be resolved if the country implements a holistic approach that will address its economic, Social, and security needs.
” I call on all citizens for their support and voice to make this vision come alive.”
Meanwhile, he assured that with the help of the people at home and abroad, his leadership can provide jobs and opportunities for young people. “We will embark on this journey to fight for a better future for our nation Liberia. He noted.