Liberia: Gbehzohngar Findley Eyes Return to Senate in 2023

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Gbehzohngar Findley has expressed his intent to enter the race for the Grand Bassa senatorial seat in the 2023 elections after being defeated in the recent 2020 special senatorial election.

His declaration of intent comes several weeks after several groupings in the county petitioned him to represent them at the Senate but he told them he was having consultations.  Speaking during an exclusive interview on AbleeJay Radio / TV early morning show, Findley said, “I have come to tell you that I have consulted with my people and I want to say it here, I will be on the senatorial ballot paper 2023.”

He further stated “I want to let you know that your cry for development and good leadership has been listened to and I have come to contest for the upcoming 2023 senatorial election.”

“During my regime as Senator of Grand Bassa County, we managed to bring in companies and our people were working and earning money, but currently things have turned around because the legislature is not for children.” 

Findley, who once served as Senator of the county for 9 years and Senate Pro-Tempore for 3 years, was massively defeated by current Senator Jonathan Kaipay during the 2014 Senatorial election. However, if the narrow margin with which he was defeated in the 2020 special senatorial election is anything to go by, Findley appears quite confident about his prospects for 2023. 

He mentioned that the people of Grand Bassa County believe in his work and will elect him in 2023 to serve them as their next Senator. 

“I can't feel defeated because, in the past election, I got over 20,000 votes from the Bassa People and I believe that they love me that’s why they voted for me in 2020.”

“They have called me again and I have decided to contest because of them so, this time, I will win the election.” 

Meanwhile, his declaration has piqued the ears of pundits who are now debating whether he will come out victorious this time around or receive his third successive defeat.