The All Liberian Party (ALP) leader, Benoni Urey, has outpaced the governing Unity Party standard bearer Joseph N. Boakai in vote-rich Nimba County, receiving massive support against the UP.
The citizens of Nimba demonstrated their support when they overwhelmingly jammed packed the county’s city hall to reaffirm support to the Presidential bid of Mr. Urey, a businessman-turned politician during a visit to the county over the weekend. Addressing the overcrowded city hall, the ALP leader notes that the Unity Party-led government has abused and divided the people of Liberia for twelve unbroken years and still wants to hold on power.
He says besides abuse and division, the UP-government represented by Vice President Joseph Boakai, has also taken away everything, including pride and dignity of the people.
“They have made men to become boys and women into girls. They have caused young female children to become prostitutes, but in few months to come, this will all be over”, Urey continues in his fire brand attack against the ruling establishment.
He reminds ALP partisans that the party has a serious battle to fight, which requires talking and persuading fellow Liberians to ensure that the current government is removed democratically, adding that the Sirleaf administration is the worst that Liberia has ever produced since its Independence 170 years ago. He says 60 to 80 percent of the young people in the country is jobless, promising that an ALP-led government will create jobs for the people, because it cares for the commoners.
Mr. Urey further emphasizes that every Liberian has a responsibility to positively move the country forward by reconciling and ensuring that the ruling party is booted out of power in the October presidential and legislative elections.He cautions that if Liberians did not stand up and hold together to remove the current regime from their back, the next generation would hold them accountable for their inaction.
The ALP leader frowns on perpetual silence of the UP government’s violation of the Code of Conduct by using hundreds of state vehicles to facilitate the political activities of Vice President Joseph N. Boakai without anyone saying anything about the illegal usage of taxpayers’ properties for political activities across the country.
By Emmanuel Mondaye-Editing by Jonathan Browne