Amidst reports of an increasing number of aspirants for the Sinoe County District #1 Representative Seat in 2017 presidential and legislative elections, Rep. Jefferson Kanmoh believes that he will be reelected for the third term.
Rep. Kanmoh said he is confident of his re-election for another six years, having positively served his people for the last 11 years.
“Besides my constitutional responsibility, I have immensely impacted the youth, by awarding them 500 scholarships and I have accrued over US$5m to the county through national budgetary allocation,” Rep. Kanmoh said.
Rep. Kanmoh said he is also convinced of re-election in 2017 after he ran unopposed and was elected for his third term to the ECOWAS Parliament.
He pointed out that he has secured the district election but did not state whether he has aspirations for the Senate.
“I have a sense of balance,” he said. “I have six children, three boys and three girls and I was re-elected for my 3rd term for the ECOWAS Parliament, so it will be in the ensuring 2017 elections,” he added.
Rep. Kanmoh, 51, is Liberia’s longest serving representative in the ECOWAS Parliament and Sinoe County’s longest serving representative in the Legislature.
He was elected in 2005, and upon his election, he was then elected to represent Liberia in the ECOWAS Parliament.
He is a 2002 graduate of the University of Liberia, and served as student activist with the UL and the Liberia National Students Union (LINSU).
It may be recalled that amongst several contenders in the Sinoe County’s District #1 Representative seat, Sinoe County Superintendent Thomas Romeo Quioh and the County’s Representative to the Mano River Union Youth Parliament (also Speaker), Melvin Sarh, are both eyeing the District #1 Representative
Seat in 2017 presidential and legislative elections.
Supt. Quioh told the Daily Observer that though he has not “finally concluded whether to contest the District # 1 Representative slot in 2017, it is possible that he might.”
Mr. Quioh, who is also a Liberty Party (LP) executive member, boasted that if he considers running for District # 1 Representative seat, he would be a formidable force.
Sarh, who is also the Youth Representative to the MRU Youth Parliament, said the youth, which comprises of 65 percent of the county’s population, have resolved to elect a “youthful representative” to seek and promote their welfare.