Dr. J. Mills Jones’s quest for the presidency gained momentum from hundreds of residents in Montserrado County Electoral District #15 who pledged their support to his campaign.
In a statement, the residents, under the banner of United Citizens for a Better Liberia (UCBL), last Wednesday in Logan Town, said Dr. Jones is the right candidate to lead the country after President Sirleaf’s tenure in 2017.
The group’s Chairman, Christopher Tolbert, who read a statement, said Dr. Jones wants to deliver Liberians from poverty.
According to him, the former Central Bank of Liberia Governor has affected the lives of many Liberians, who can stand today and boast of his humanitarian gestures, particularly the business community and students.
“Since this man can do such a thing for us, if given the Presidency, he will do more for Liberians and also develop our country,” said Mr. Tolbert.
He reminded Liberians to do away with “recycled politicians”, because “they do not mean well for us. After 10 years of their rule, Liberians are still living in poverty and corruption.”
Chairman Tolbert called on Liberians to vote wisely in 2017 because “we don’t want old wine in new bottles.”
Receiving the statement, Dr. Jones thanked the group for “thinking positively” and joining “a party that means business for Liberians.”
“Coming here today, shows that you believe in the future of this great nation; and by doing so, we have to work together as positive thinkers to make it happen,” he said.
Dr. Jones assured supporters that they should not be deterred by other politicians, because Liberia belongs to everybody.
It may be recalled that since Dr. Jones announced his presidential bid, many Liberians have expressed their support pointing out the nationwide loan scheme he initiated that has benefitted thousands of small Liberian businesses, particularly market women.