A prominent citizen of Kokoya Statutory District #1 in Bong County has cautioned residents of the district not to vote anyone into office come 2017 presidential and legislative elections based on their “empty promises.”
Mr. Moses Tatee cautioned his kinsmen recently during a mass meeting he hosted for residents.
Mr. Tatee advised the citizens to thoroughly open their “eyes and vote wisely” for a leader who will not deceive them, but will deliver the best development agenda for the district.
He said if they elect the wrong person, instead of making their hope for development come true, that individual would instead disappoint the them.
Tatee then urged the citizens not to also vote for people who will come to solicit their votes by giving them bags of rice and cash inducements because according to him, that individual will not look back to fulfill those campaign promises whenever he/she is elected.
‘’Such a leader will deprive you of the needed development initiatives by excluding you from equal participation in the decision making process on issues affecting your lives in your respective districts,” Tatee said.
He, however, urged his kinsmen to vote for people who have leadership abilities; who will have interest to develop the district.
He called on the citizens to bury whatever differences they have and work together for the development of their devastated post-war district.
He emphasized that when they develop their district, they will be able to sustain themselves instead of continuously depending on the government to do everything for the transformation of their district and their lives.
He also urged them to desist from destructive criticisms, and constructively engage the county leadership on issues that affect their general welfare so as to reap the fruits of their many years of labor.
‘’I am confident that when we as citizens unite and speak with one voice, the apparent losses which we have experienced in our district for decades will be regained.
‘’It has not been my desire to contest for the representative seat of the district in 2017, but to encourage unity, reconciliation, love and hard work for the development of our district,’’ Mr. Tatee reiterated.