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The speakership is not my end

Responding to a petition from citizens of Margibi County District#5 to contest for a third term, House Speaker J. Emmanuel Nuquay, says the speakership position is not the end of his political journey.

He spoke over the weekend at the Weala Public School in Weala, Margibi County when citizens petitioned him to go for third term. “Today, yes, we are blessed to be again at the helm of leadership; God first but through you. We want to say to you that the speakership is not the end. Just as by becoming representative on an independence platform was not an end, by being the chair on Ways, Means and Finance in the House was never an end; by being the Speaker will not be an end for me. Every little opportunity I have had in my life, I’ve learned through to be humble, bearing in mind that the way up is down, that every little opportunity could be a stepping stone for a bigger opportunity”, Nuquay noted.

Accepting the petition from citizens, the Speaker said he will shift from gear two to four in terms of development.  He disclosed that he will contest the 2017 polls, but on the ticket of newly formed People’s Unification Party or PUP.

Representative Nuquay appreciated the citizens for turning up to officially welcome and petition him for a third term. Meanwhile, reading the petition statement over the weekend, an eminent citizen of the district, Mr. Andrew Yancy outlined developmental initiatives undertaken by the Speaker in the district and called on other citizens to join hands in supporting his bid for third term.

Thousands of citizens, including students, chiefs, elders, women, Margibi authorities and Liberians in general gathered at the Chinese International Construction Company or CICO compound to await Nuquay’s arrival in the district.

By Ramsey N. Singbeh, Jr. in Margibi-Editing by Jonathan Browne

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