Varney Sherman Drops Presidential Quest

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Grand Cape Mount County Senator Varney G. Sherman has told his Unity Party (UP) executives that he “no longer has interest in being president of Liberia.”
The UP National Chairman once contested the presidential election in 2005 on the ticket of Liberia Action Party (LAP), and has since been concentrating on becoming Liberia’s next president until he surrendered his ambition over the weekend.
According to sources close to UP, the Liberian lawyer told party executives in a meeting called by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf that he no longer intends to contest the nation’s top post.
Sherman is of the conviction that the senatorial seat he now occupies on Capitol Hill is “enough for him,” and as such, serving the Western region of the country remains his focus at the moment, our sources said.
“I am very satisfied with the position I have now and I have no intention to be president,” our sources quoted the Senate’s Judiciary Committee Chairman as saying.
He further stated, “If the Unity Party is looking for a presidential candidate for the next elections, count me out.
“I have no interest in the presidency, so as we move on let’s look somewhere else,” Sherman indicated.
Political analysts have interpreted Sherman’s comments as a “green light signal” to fellow partisan and Vice Standard Bearer Joseph N. Boakai.
The Vice President accepted a petition from his kinsmen in Northern Lofa County to contest for the highest position in the Republic, which analysts maintain has the endorsement of the national chairman of the party.
Judging from the personal and political relationship between the vice standard bearer and the national chairman, coupled with the division affecting the party, Sherman’s withdrawal is to perform his side of the political harmony, according to analysts.
Analysts believe that the disunity that has led to the exodus of partisans from the party constraining Madam Johnson Sirleaf to call a meeting at her house to reunite members, is one major factor that has cemented the vice standard bearer and National Chairman politically.
Meanwhile, when telephoned in order to get his side of the story, Senator Sherman declined to take the calls and even refused to reply to a text message sent him on the subject.

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