By Edmund Zar-Zar Bargblor
His Excellency , President Elect, Hon. Joseph Nyuma Boakai and Mrs. Boakai, Future wonderful First Lady of the Republic of Liberia; Officials of the State of Rhode Island present, officials and members of the Liberian Community Association of Rhode Island, Members of the Joseph N. Boakai for President Movement, Fellow Liberians, distinguished ladies, and gentlemen.
May I, on behalf of my family, express my thanks and deepest appreciation to The Joseph N. Boakai for President Movement, USA, Rhode Island Branch, for the invitation extended to me to present a statement entitled: What is Great about President -Elect of the Republic of Liberia, His Excellency, Joseph Nyuma Boakai?
I intend to be brief here tonight. I stand to be corrected. In my view, the purpose of this movement was established in 2016, to make sure that His Excellency, Joseph N. Boakai becomes the next President of the Republic of Liberia. Indeed, the goals and objectives of this movement have been achieved. May I congratulate to the members of this movement, for the job well done.
The admiration of His Excellency , President Elect Joseph N. Boakai, goes beyond the borders of Liberia. One African intellectual , identified three unique qualities of His Excellency: His Character, His Vision and His Relationship Building Expertise. According to this African intellectual, these attributes helped him to conclude that Hon. Joseph N. Boakai , is the only logical choice , of the various Liberia’s presidential candidates . He was correct. Today indeed, Hon. Joseph Nyuma Boakai, is now President Elect of the Republic of Liberia.
Ladies and gentlemen, please greet this unique African Intellectual, who was perceptive about Liberia’s presidential election’ result outcome , in 2023. His article was published in the Liberian Daily Observer, on August 21, 2023 , Mr. Abiodun Egunjobi
In my view, President-Elect Boakai’s leadership, is about the future of Liberia, and indeed, he is ready to bring Liberia back to her African realities. His leadership will respect and values our culture and our rich African heritage. He will awaken our African-ness. He has the fortitude and the resolve, to demonstrate that Liberia indeed belongs to all Liberians. Each Liberian in this hall here tonight, must be mindful of Liberia’s history and must endeavor to support the leadership of His Excellency, Joseph N. Boakai . I am convinced that his presidency will bring honor and respect to the memory of our forefathers.
Ladies and gentlemen , please permit me to present one of his quotations, which reads, and I quote:
“You, the people of Liberia, have spoken, and words are inadequate to express my feelings of gratitude to you. You have placed your trust in me to led with the demand for the change you want. And that change begins now!” (President Elect , Joseph Nyuma Boakai).
Before I take my seat, let me leave you with a poem entitled:
POEM: Liberia, We Praise Your Name
Liberia, we praise your name
For you, you give us birth
And the time is now for all of us,
To see ourselves as one.
1. Let me drink from the waters where the mountain streams flow
Let the smells of the land and of the sea flow freely in my blood
2. Let me walk down the highways where my brothers and sister are in peace
Let me go into the great country, where the land meets the sky
3. From the East and from the West
All will gather soon
And the song they sing is the song of Hope
The Hope for all Mankind
Liberia, we praise your name
For you, you give us birth,
And the time is now for all of us, to see ourselves as one.