CDC Partisans Petition Kortu
-Want Him Contest Senatorial Seat
By Kermu O. Massaquoi
Some partisans of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) have petitioned Neved Kortuto contest Montserrado County vacant senatorial seat.
The seat was declared vacant recently following the election of Ambassador George Manneh Weah to the Presidency of Liberia. Speaking during the petition ceremony in Monrovia over the weekend, one of the petitioners, Kenneh Cole said, they believe that in order to run a pro-poor governance structure, they must elect individual who is masses driven with good record to push the agenda of young people in the county.
Cole said, they gathered at the Center for Intellectual Opinion (CEIO) to petition their comrade, Neved Kortu to contest the senatorial seat; he been tried and tested over the past years, taking advocacy to another level and highlighting issues of the down trodden masses.
According to Cole, the would be aspirant, Kortu never took any cash from any one since he started his advocacy to dump the masses in the struggle as frontline soldiers“ but the comrade has worked along with the Congress for Democratic Change, because he always spoke against ills in society and even the party. So on behalf of the civil society grouping and organizations and other Montserrado Youth groupings, we have ordered him to fill the vacancy created by President George M. weah.”
Meanwhile, in response, Kortu assured the petitioners that they did not make mistake by choosing him as senatorial aspirant and promised his full willingness to work along with them when he is elected as senator of the county.
He expressed gratitude the to the petitioners for the confidence reposed in him to contest the pending race in the interest of the county.
Adding that he said change for Hope cannot be pursue by him alone, as it is mention in the National Anthem ‘’ in strong, is sure and with God above our tights to prove, we will overall prevail.