Montserrado Senator George M. Weah has described himself as one Senator among 30 and as such there is a need for him to work together with all the other senators for the betterment of the country.
Making the remark over the weekend during the official welcome celebration of Grand Bassa County Senator Jonathan L. Kaipay, Senator Weah, said the vision of the young people is to bring on board humble sons and daughters identified and have someone, who will make a proper representation.
“We are here today not just to celebrate the victory of “Gijon killer”, Senator Kaipay, but to show to you all Liberians that it is time collaborate, cooperate, unite and work in the interest of the people of Liberia.”
According to him, the politics of Liberia has been divisive for a long period of time, to the extent that if you are not from Liberty Party and even realize that Liberty Party is winning, you will go against that candidate.
The Montserrado Senator stressed that this is the time for all Liberians to join and protect our common heritage for the goals of Liberia and development of the country. We must realize that if someone is the best he or she must be put in the position no matter where he or she comes from.
“The only way the people can be successful is if those they elected as their lawmakers are united and ready to deliver in the interest of the people and the country. Our visions, goals and strategies will not work if there is no unity and togetherness,” said Weah.
According to Senator Weah, “The issue of electing young people to represent us has just started and I believe this process will continue for the betterment of the country.”
In remarks, the Political leader of Liberty Party Cllr. Charles W. Brumskine, expressed gratitude to the 12 Senators, Representatives and the people of Bassa for electing a leader that will ably represent them in the Legislature.
Cllr. Brumskine at the same time assured Senator Weah of the opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) that if he is to be on the national debate, there will be no second round.
The LP political leader said Grand Bassa does not have ‘iron lady’ but rather a landlord, declaring Senator Nyonblee-Karnga Lawrence as the only Landlord of the county that has the authority to permit you to live in the county.
Also speaking, Senator Geraldine Doe-Sheriff of Montserrado County expressed gratitude to the people of Bassa for the choice they made in the just ended election. She promised the people that the majority bloc will work with the lawmaker in achieving his goals.
She observed that the gathering of the 12 Senators, Representatives and other political leaders was not by mistake, but a decision by the majority bloc to decentralize the affairs of the Liberian Senate and show that there is strength in the Liberian people working together at both the county and state levels.
“This new Senate will work as a team because they believe in team work. The gathering of all these lawmakers in Bassa will go to all the other counties with Lofa being the next place,” she disclosed.
She emphasized that the Liberian senate is prepared to decentralize the activities of the Senate to ensure that we deliver in the interest of the people and the country.
“Liberia,” she declared, “will see lot of things from this Senate.”