Boakai Tides On The Rise
-Endorsed By Opposition PUP
Governing Unity Party’s Standard Bearer, Vice President Joseph NyumaBoakai continues to make tremendous political strides in his quest to succeed outgoing President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, at the final count of votes in the ensuing October Presidential and legislative Elections in Liberia. As Our Staff Reports; As more and more pledges of support roll in for the UP’s preference in the pending elections from across the country, an opposition People’s Unification Party (PUP), has fallen to the rising tides of the Boakai Camp. According to latest report, the Party has named Boakaias its best choice for the country’s top-most post, the Presidency.
In a dispatch issued by the PUP’s Secretary General for Press and Propaganda, Philip G. Moore, the endorsement of the Vice President as the party’s “Standard Bearer” in the crucial polls, was taken on Monday, July 3, 2017, at the start of a two-day extra-ordinary convention, in Bentol City, the Administrative and political seat of Montserrado County.
Making the announcement, the Chairman of the Governing Council of the People’s Unification Party, Senator Henry Yallah, described the UP’s strongman as possessing characteristics that are embedded in the party’s vision for a better Liberia.
During opening ceremonies of the two-day special gathering, officials of the PUP gowned Amb. Boakai, a move the PUP Executives described as, symbolizing his status as Standard Bearer of their party.
Accepting and responding to the endorsement, Vice President Boakai said, his reason for deciding to contest the presidency is based on his belief that the Liberian people deserve to live a better life.
Liberia, he told the cheering audience, has very little to show for its old age, adding that it is about time the leadership work harder to bring about development, “that will commensurate with our country’s age.”
At the PUP primaries and extra-ordinary convention, which brought together hundreds of delegates from the 15 political subdivisions of Liberia, several individuals were also elected to contest on the party’s ticket as Representative Candidates for the 73 Electoral Districts across the country.
The endorsement of VP Boakai by an opposition political party is unprecedented in Liberia’s recent political history, particularly to endorse the standard bearer of another party ahead of a crucial election.