For the second time in his political career, the former Grand Cape Mount County District #2 Representative has once again, officially declared his intention to contest the ensuing 2014 Mid-Term Senatorial Election.
During a meeting with a cross session of citizens in M’baloma Town, Gola Konneh District, over the weekend, former representative, Matthew V.Z. Darblo, cautioned Cape Mountainians to give him a second chance, as he makes a bid to represent them in the Liberian Senate.
Mr. Darblo told the gathering that he can better represent the county in the Senate than any other of the 12 candidates vying for lone senatorial seat.
“I have decided to contest the county’s lone senatorial seat to promote development by increasing access to several of the pending projects,” Mr. Darblo assured the citizens.
He believes that the county needs leaders who are developmental-oriented that will foster unity amongst its citizens.
Mr. Darblo further urged residents of the county, especially the youths, to be wise, and give their support to politicians who have their interest at heart and will care for them at the national level.
While representing the county Electoral District #2 in the 52nd National Legislature, Mr. Dablo, served as chairman of the Committee on Land, Natural Resources and Environment.
He was a member on the Public Accounts Committee and Expenditure as well as Education, and Public Administration.
Prior to becoming a lawmaker in 2005, Mr. Darblo had served within the education circle and has vast experience in Information Technology (IT). As an educator, he served as Teaching Assistant (TA) in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Liberia; Computer Science instructor at Computer Services Incorporated; principal/administrator and instructor of Mathematics at the C. H. Dewey Central High School.
He previously served as data analyst and computer operator at the National Commission on Disarmament, Demobilization, Resettlement, and Reintegration (NCDDRR).
Meanwhile, those vying for the senatorial seat in Cape Mount are the incumbent, Senator Abel Massaley, Simeon Taylor, James Momoh, Matthew Darblo, Dr. Fodee Kromah and the ruling Unity Party chairman, Cllr. Varney Sherman.
Others include, Henrietta Kandakai, Jesse Segbo, Mohammed Ware, Siafa James, Mohammed Dao GoGo Fahnbulleh, and Roland Perry, former reporter of the Informer Newspaper.