It seems the Montserrado County District #13 seat might be ripped from the ruling Coalition of Democratic Change (CDC) in the November 20 by-election as endorsements continue to roll in favor of Edward Papay Flomo, alias Color Green, regarding what his supporters have termed his “developmental initiatives.”
Seven communities and three islands in Chocolate City, one of the vote-rich regions in Montserrado County District #13, on Wednesday joined 18 communities, totaling 28, to pledge their “unflinching support” to vote number #2 on the ballot paper for Mr. Flomo for a better representation in the House of Representatives of the 54th Legislature.
Flomo is an independent aspirant but a staunch member of the CDC.
At the endorsement ceremony in the Chocolate City Turning Point Community on Wednesday, November 7, hundreds of citizens were present to endorse his candidature.
The 3rd Vice Chairlady for Women and Children Affairs, Madam Kulu Doville, expressed thanks and appreciation to Mr. Flomo for rehabilitating the Chocolate City Health Center and repairing the bridge linking Chocolate City to Iron Factory Community.
“Since you made us pleased, we too will make you happy by voting for you,” Madam Doville said.
Elder James Duncan, the Acting Chairman of the Elder Council of Chocolate City, said Mr. Flomo is noted for fulfilling his promises by “doing what he talked.”
He called on him to build a public senior high school for school-going children in the Jamaica Road Bridge to the Supermarket Community.
The Youth Chairman, George Kamara, said Chocolate City lacks facilities for youth activities and programs and because of that, most youth have become idled.
“We are here for you and will mark number two, but we need more support from you,” Kamara said.
Chairman Daniel H. Brownell, Sr., also thanked Mr. Flomo for the development initiatives within Chocolate City, including the renovation of its palava hut.
“We do not have a police station in Chocolate City; we need the police here to help protect lives and property in our community,” Mr. Brownell said.
In response, aspirant Flomo said the rehabilitation of roads, bridges, scholarship opportunities to over 150 students and microloans under these challenges and difficulties, is his way to show his love for the sake of the people.
“I will not make development lazy. If l am elected, there will be more developments than these,” Mr. Flomo said. “If you identify the spot for the Police Station, tell me, so we should start now.”
He donated 40 footballs, 20 sets of jerseys and L$300,000 to seven communities and three islands.
“I am development oriented and if elected my impact will be a blast in all the 38 communities.”
Mr. Flomo, 37, is a graduate of the Lincoln College of Professional Studies, where he obtained an Associate Degree in Business Management. He is a businessman and the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Family Choice Business and one of the few Liberian importers in building materials, rice and other basic commodities.