Support for Boakai Grows at Capitol

31 Reps join 19 Senators’ endorsement

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Speaker Nuquay on the platform with VP and Mrs. Boakai

Thirty-one (31) members of the House of Representatives, who are partisans of the ruling Unity Party and other political parties, as well as independent representatives, have endorsed the presidential bid of Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, in the rotunda of the Capitol Building.

The Representatives and the already 19 Senators (who pledged their support to the VP Boakai two weeks ago) make up 50 of the 103 Representatives and Senators, and constitute 48 percent of members of the House of Representatives and Senate.

On Thursday, May 25, on Capitol Hill, the lawmakers under the banner of ‘the Like-Minded Members of the House of Representatives’ pledged their support to the Vice President through a resolution.

In their support resolution, the 31 Representatives said they are “convinced that Veep Boakai possesses the necessary moral, leadership and technical competency to ensure economic prosperity for all Liberians, promote genuine reconciliation, a thriving democracy, and sustained peace and security.”

The resolution added: “Cognizant that Veep Boakai has the most experience and is the best alternative preserving the gains realized, which are aimed at further enhancing economic prosperity for all; and now, therefore, we, the undersigned and duly elected Representatives from 33 electoral districts, do hereby endorse the presidential bid of Veep Boakai, and vow to deploy all personal resources at our disposal to ensure a resounding victory at the October 10 polls.”

Representatives who endorsed Veep Boakai included Representatives Prince Moye (Bong County #2, UP); Edward Karfiah (Bong County #5, PUP); Tokpah Mulbah,  (Bong County, #1, PUP); Corpu Barclay (Bong County, #7, UP); Haja Fata Siryon (Bomi County #3, IND); S. Gayah Karmo (Bomi County #2, IND); Malai Gbogar (Gbarpolu County #2, PUP); Getrude Lamin (Gbarpolu County #3, UP); Mary Karwor (Grand Bassa County #2, UP); Marais Waylee (Grand Gedeh County #2, UP); Zoe Pennue (Grand Gedeh County #1, IND); and Numene Bartekwa (Grand Kru Couty #2, UP).

Others are Representatives Clarence Massaquoi (Lofa County #3, UP); Mariamu Fofana (Lofa County #4, UP); Francis S. Nyumalin (Lofa County #1, UDL); Julia Wiah (Lofa County #2, IND); Ben Fofana (Margibi County #4, UP); Stephen Kafi (Margibi County #3, PUP); Ballah Zayzay (Margibi County #2, UP); Roland Opee Cooper (Margibi County #1, PUP); Mantenokay Tingban (Nimba County #9, UP); Garrison Yealue (Nimba County #4 PUP); Worlea Saywah Dunah (Nimba County #7, UP); Larry Younquoi (Nimba County #8, UPP); Prince Tokpah (Nimba County #2, PUP); Henry Fahnbulleh (Montserrado County #4, UP); Joseph Francis (Montserrado County #1, UP); Sekou Kanneh (Montserrado County, #2, UP); Edwin M. Snowe (Montserrado County #6, IND); Matthew Zarzar (Sinoe County #3, UP) and Christian Chea (River Gee County #2, UP).

In response to the resolution, Boakai thanked the lawmakers, and said the endorsement is unprecedented.

He frowned on those who said the numerous endorsements are not significant, adding that “it matters most, because each lawmaker has a constituency.”

For his part, House Speaker Emmanuel Nuquay thanked the 31 Representatives who pledged their support to the presidential bid of the Vice President. The Speaker is a founding member of the People’s Unification Party (PUP), which is in a collaboration with the UP.

He promised to remain a unifier and peaceful go-between for the Boakai lawmakers and the other 42 members of the House of Representatives who are yet to pledge their support in public.

The Speaker, meanwhile, said the House will continue to engage the Executive to implement fundable and executable projects.

Meanwhile, UP Chairman Wilmot Paye said Vice President Boakai will be the third “Joseph” to become the President of Liberia, “and he will follow the nobility of former Presidents Joseph J. Roberts and Joseph Cheeseman.”

14 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you guys, l join you all in this decision and let us follow it up with deeds by going after registered voters to have this honest good civil servant-VP Boakai- elected to replace Sirleef.

  2. LIBERIA NEEDS A VISIONARLY PROSPECTIVE LEADER WITH UP TO 25YRS EXPERIENCE INORDER TO
    MOVE SWEET LIBERIA FORWARD. LIBERIAN, WHO DO WE HAVE AND WHO DOWE WANT? YES YOU CAN
    VP. I KNOW U WILL BRING BACK AGRIMECO PROJECT AND REVERTILIZE THOSE PREVOIUS AGRICUL
    ATURAL PROJECTS: BCADP,LCADP,NCRDP ECT.CAUSE U ONCE SERVED AS DIRECTOR OF LPMC AND
    MINSTER OF AGRIC THAN VIP. U ALREADY KNOW THE EMPLOYMENT NEEDS OF THE YOUTH.
    WHEN BOYS TALK, THEY DO NOT TALK POLITIC BUT TALK ABOUT PLAYING FOOTBALL.OH BOY WEAH.
    THE GAME IS NO MORE A BOYs GAME. BECAUSE WHAT DO AND HOW WE DO,WHAT WE DO GOES A
    LONG WAY IN DETERMING THE FEATURE OF LIBERIA. VOTE RIGHT LIBERIAN.

  3. Thanks to those guys for endorsing a visionary leader. This is testament of Amb. Boakai genius leadership ability.

  4. Career politician + status quo is equal to fail state. We been there,we done there Liberia deserves a cleaned and new start to move this country forward. If you loved your country,Liberia stop veepee Boakai from becoming president he has absolutely no proven delivery results on his resume. Liberia needs new ideas

  5. The House of Representatives and Senators are overly Corrupt and they prefer the corruption to continue . with VP Boakai as President Liberians will experience more CORRUPTIONS. 12. more years of CORRUPTIONS? Please, Liberia can do better. Boakai is the wrong Choice.

      • The solution is for the new government to take over and clean house, and also re-investigate those corruption cases that were left untouched by this corrupt government.

  6. I don’t know Joseph Bpakai very well. I have
    read a lot of his supporters talk about what a visionary he is. Can you guys please outline a few of the visions of Joseph Boakia for people like me who have not read his manifesto to get an idea of the great vision you talk about?

    And, maybe, you can also tell us how those “great visions” will become realities.

    I look forward to your answers.

    Thanks

  7. The only Presidential Candidate; with the EXPERIENCE/ EXPERTISE to do the things Liberia needs most, is J.NYUMAH BOAKAI. While others were busy making money for large corporations, Hon.Joseph Nyumah Boakai was making money for the struggling Liberian Citizens; the little Coaco and Coffee Farmers. Liberia needs J. Nyumah Boakai’s Expertise/Experience to DIVERSIFY our Liberian Economy. J.Nyumah Boakai is our man; for the Presidency of Liberia. No Doubt! Make no mistakes about it. “A VOTE FOR: JOSEPH NYUMAH BOAKAI, TRANSLATES TO A BETTER LIBERIA; FOR ALL LIBERIANS.

    • Okay, let’s compare the “Experience/Expertise” of Ellen Sirleaf and Joseph Boakia. Who do you say comes on top? Ellen Sirleaf or Joseph Boakai?

      If your answer is Ellen Sirleaf, then I will like for you to explain why Ellen Sirleaf with her more superior “Experience/Expertise” failed miserably.

      Can someone please tell me this much talk about great vision of Joseph Boakai and how he plans on making those so-called great visions into something we can see,feel and be positively impacted by?

  8. Many Presidential candidates, when canvassing, pretend to be supported by suppressed officials and ordinary Liberians who have no alternative but to agree with incumbents who think they can persuade few voters when in power still have a little bit time to express standing impossible fulfillments. It is the majority voters that win an election in Liberia. Not a few signing supporters who think they can influence the politics of a system they themselves have refused to repair. A senator or Representative or any Liberian is not obligated to vote for any candidate; neither can you force any vote. The Population knows When a campaign is a constant lie based on past participants who did not perform. They had their chance to serve this nation. You have had enough time to show what you stand for and you cannot exclude yourself because you seek power. If you did not show who you were while Vice President what makes you to feel that you can do the will of the majority while President? Legislative supports has no weight on the mind-change of Liberian voters. When the President final term is over, it should be normal that her commitments are not competent when ticket riders and followers exclude to commit with her. The voters, educated or not, have seen those who help to spoil her service and thus refuse to vote to vote for any incumbent. It is the number of votes the standing 57% silent majority will count on Election day and this President will have no alternative but to accept the next president no matter who He or she will be. Regardless, your place in the Liberian society, How much you have or not have, your present position in the public or private sector, your independence, party affiliation or whatever status you think you have. a vote is a vote. No person will know who the next President of Liberia will be until votes are counted, when God reveals that leader to be announced.
    DO NOT REPLY. IN SILENCE.

  9. Are you a Liberia? Are you an American?
    Do not answer to yourself together. Answer separately to yourself.
    DO NOT REPLY. GOOD BYE. GONE IN SILENCE.

  10. If election weight changes, and supports have legislative burdens, than grammar cannot restrict or decide such result. Supports may not be tallied but votes decide the results of election. How many Presidential votes are you entitled to before election day? NONE.
    Last advice. DO Not Reply. Ask the ballot box.

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