Presents first 500
With barely a day after former CDC standard bearer Winston Tubman publicly pledged his support to the presidential ambition of Alexander B. Cummings of the Alternative National Congress (ANC), at least 500 youth over the weekend formally announced they were joining the ANC. The youth were recruited by Ms. Florence Barrolle under the banner “the Movement for the Presidency of Cummings in Montserrado County.”
According to Ms. Barrolle, the youth are from the 17 electoral districts in Montserrado County, and her team of recruiters, comprising sports administrators and players, have targeted 12,000 youth for the ANC. “This is just the beginning, there are more coming. We are doing house-to-house and ghetto-to-ghetto campaigns,” Ms. Barrolle said. “Our target is to get 12,000 youths to vote for Cummings on October 10,” she said. Ms. Barrolle also asked the youth from District #8 to vote for Mr. Jonathan ‘Takun J’ Koffa, who thrilled the audience with songs. “Yor vote for Takun J …yor vote for Takun J,” he sang.
ANC chairman Orishall L. Gould, in a statement, thanked Ms. Barrolle for the support for the campaign. Addressing the youth, he said, “As you join the party, go out there and bring your friends to join, we want one round.” On behalf of the standard bearer and vice standard bearer Gould expressed his thanks and appreciation and urged Ms. Barrolle to be more aggressive in her campaign to win more youth, elders, and women.
Ms. Barrolle is the daughter of the late Jimmy Barrolle, who was President Tubman’s Butler for 30 years, and was also his barber, tailor, right-hand man for personal matters, and was responsible for keeping up the president’s trademark immaculate dress, with a top hat and tails. The Mighty Barrolle Football Club was named in his honor.
Florence, who was a kickball and football player, is reported to have influence on the youth of Montserrado County.