By Thomas Domah/Nimba County
Presidential hopeful Cllr. Tiawan Saye Gongloe, calls on the people of Nimba county to give President George Weah a bloody nose at the poll by voting him out in 2023.
Cllr. Gongloe notes that the Weah-led government has brought untold hardship to Liberians, characterized by poor living conditions, including bad health, declining educational standard and roads, among others.
Speaking in Ganta, Nimba county where he was overwhelmingly received upon arrival this week to kick off a tour of his native home, Cllr. Gongloe, who was elected unopposed recently as standard bearer of the Liberian People’s Party (LPP) said if elected, he will combat corruption that has become widespread under President Weah.
He asks fellow Nimbaians to financially support his dream as a son of the county that is seeking the highest office of the land, a campaign that the late Dr. Jackson Fiah Doe, Sr, started.
The late Dr. Doe was standard bearer of the Liberia Action Party (LAP) that was presumed winner of the 1985 presidential election that was rigged by slain President Samuel Kanyon Doe (no relation to Jackson F. Doe).
Gongloe, also former president of the Liberia National Bar Association, promises to run an integrity government where his salary and salaries of his officials would be made public.
The LPP flagbearer is expected to tour the entire Nimba to rally support for his bid for the Presidency. He has informed Nimbaians that the other counties are supporting him.
He adds that when elected, his government will involve in rice production, the nation’s staple, to mitigate huge importation of rice from abroad.
He reminds that Liberia is endowed with fertile soil for agriculture but says the Weah administration has refused to invest in the agricultural sector.
Cllr. Gongloe says he will fight corruption at all levels of an LPP-led government, such as in the health and education sectors as well as road construction, among others. Editing by Jonathan Browne