First time voters to rally support for presidential bid
The headquarters of the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE) was a scene of jubilation when more than 1,175 persons described as ‘first-time voters’ promised to vote for Dr. J. Mills Jones on October 10. It is becoming clear that if the promises truly translate into votes for Dr. Jones, Senator George Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change and the governing Unity Party’s standard bearer Joseph Boakai are expected to meet up with a stiff challenge in what is considered their stronghold in Montserrado County. The ‘first-time voters,’ who said they never received any financial assistance from Dr. Jones, told him that his immense contribution to ordinary Liberians, particularly business people, has transformed their lives.
Emmanuel Dennis said District #10 has 48,000 registered voters and out of that number, 25,000 will vote for Jones. “We can assure Hon. Mills Jones that we will carry him from door to door to run his campaign — a Jehovah Witness campaign — to see him become the next president of Liberia.” Dennis assured Dr. Jones that they are willing to move the party forward and will campaign vigorously to see him become the next president of Liberia. “We are wholeheartedly willing to work with you and want to say, God first, Dr. Jones, second, will be our president. Heaven knows that you have done tremendous work for us,” said Dennis.
The party’s national chairman, Dee-Maxwell Kemayah, on behalf of the MOVEE standard bearer, lauded the group for the wise decision to choose MOVEE as a winning party. Chairman Kemayah said the party will continue to advocate uplifting ordinary Liberians. “On behalf of our standard bearer Dr. Jones, we express our deepest appreciation for the decision you made in reaching out to the party on your own free will to support the presidential bid of Dr. Jones and to campaign for him in your district to ensure that you deliver not less than 25,000 votes,” he said.
Kemayah told the ‘first-time voters’ that MOVEE is indeed winning the October presidential and representative elections “with no qualms,” adding, “Dr. Jones has a vision for Liberia and wants to see a new Liberia where education will be given priority, where the youth or children can have access to better facilities, as it relates to education.
“He wants to see a new Liberia under his leadership where in the educational sector from the nursery to degree level, the requisite infrastructure, equipment and instructional education staff can be in place so that any child can have pleasure in attending school in Liberia.
“We want to modernize our education system; it is no secret that the system was described as a mess and we maintain in MOVEE that describing it as a mess is not just enough, but we want to go beyond by fixing our educational sector.”