A Legal Counsel staff in the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA), Atty. Patrice PokarWeah, has described himself as a “very possible candidate” to replace retired Grand Kru County Senator Cletus S. Wortoson in the upcoming Special Senatorial Elections in October-2014.
The Movement for Progressive Change (MPC) candidate told journalists on Tuesday that he is positive of his election owing to his prominence amongst the youth for his inelastic advocacy role over the years.
Atty. Weah in a cheered tone said he believes that he would also be voted based on his capacity as an Attorney-at-Law to replace the aged politician and geologist (Cletus Wotorson) to merge with the Doctor (Senator Dr. Peter Coleman) to promote and develop the County.
Senator Wotorson, 77 years old, has announced his retirement from politics after serving over 40 years in public offices ranging from Director of Liberian Geological Survey, Minister of Lands, Mines and Energy, Chairman of the Liberian Petroleum Refinery Company, Senator of Grand Kru County and President Pro Tempt of the Liberian Senate.
The LIPA legal man also told journalists that reason necessitating his ambition for the senatorial race is to fill the leadership vacuum in order to promote Grand Kru County Development Agenda.
“I am sure of my election and will certainly reinvent the wheel of the Grand Kru County Development Agenda for our County to be on par with other counties like Sinoe, Grand Bassa and Nimba,” he said. “Howbeit, education would be my priority.”
Meanwhile, Atty. Weah has urged people of the county to deviate from tribal politics in county.
“We have 12 traditional groups and let’s see ourselves as one people and stop the kru and grebo sentiment, because if we thread that path we will put county in trouble,” Atty. Weah said. “Let’s go to the ballot box without tribal politics but using our capability and the developmental issues,” he concluded.