-Urey Describes VP Boakai as Liberia’s Last Hope
Ahead of the December 26 run-off election between the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) and the ruling Unity Party (UP), several churches in Grand Bassa County have endorsed the presidential bid of Vice President Joseph N. Boakai.
At a colorful program yesterday at the Buchanan Fair Ground, Arthur G. Gaye, who read the statement for the churches, praised VP Boakai for his support to the religious community.
“We are delighted to have you as the next President of Liberia. We are not making mistake, and we will work with you and your team to end the process,” Pastor Gaye of the Soul Winning Church, said.
Pastor Gaye said the church will not be neutral during this critical period of the country but will involve itself to the fullest, adding, “We will not allow our Liberia to slip from where it is now.
“We the religious leaders pledge our unwavering support to you during this election. It has been said on many occasions that churches are not part of politics, but we will not sit down and allow our children’s dream to go down,” he said.
He added, “We are praying that under your leadership that the Muslim and the Christian communities should not be requested to pray due to problems but to always be involved in praying for the state with your support.”
Accepting the endorsement, Ambassador Boakai said this election will unite the people of Liberia, improve their living conditions, and meanwhile called on Liberians to vote for the Unity Party.
“We want people to drive on a good road, because of some time, people come for vacations and only stay in Monrovia due to the bad road condition,” VP Boakai said.
After 170 years, VP Boakai said, “This is not something for students to be begging for. We have the resources here more than what other countries have and want to assure you that in less than six years, your life will get better.”
“We are already talking to investors that will provide jobs for the people. The UP Government led by me is prepared to develop this country for the benefit of our people because we have the resources to benefit our people,” VP Boakai said.
He called on Liberians to come together for the progress of the country. He said, “We need to love Liberia, build Liberia, which I can do for the next six years.”
The standard bearer of the All Liberian Party, Benoni Urey, in his contribution said Ambassador Boakai is the last hope for Liberia’s development and he must not be taken lightly during this election.
“These people have suffered us for years and we want a country where we will reconcile and have the love for each other. We want to appeal to you to spend time campaigning so we can make VP Boakai the 24th president,” Urey said.
He told the people of Grand Bassa that Liberia will be a better place under the leadership of Vice President Boakai.
Mary Johnson, 47, said she was voting for Mr. Boakai because of his experience and a good plan for Liberia and the people.
“We want someone who has the mind for the people. I want my seven children to have better opportunities because I never had such opportunity over the years,” she said.
The churches that pledged their support to Ambassador Boakai included Mouth Gallery Church, Worldwide Church, Christ Temple Church, Redeemed United Choir of Liberia and the Church of Holiness.
Others: St. Paul Church, Zion Union, The Holy Church of Christ, Soul Winning Church of Liberia, The Muslim Community, New Life Church, and Faith Baptist Church Christian Foundation Church, among others.