MONROVIA – As the political campaign for the 10 October general and presidential elections kicked off at the weekend, a former President Pro Tempore of the Liberian Senate, Mr. Armah Zolu Jallah, has stated why Unity Party (UP) standard bearer, former Vice President Joseph N. Boakai (JNB) should be elected by Liberians as Liberia’s next president.
Jallah, who made the assertions Monday, 7 August 2023, emphasized that to put to rest the argument dreading Liberians as to who among the 20 presidential candidates vying for the presidency is best suited for the job stated that UP’s Boakai, if elected, would be the best representation for the country currently experiencing a dwindled economy.
He averred that Boakai, as president of Liberia, would lead Liberians to what he called a dignified and prosperous life in 2024 and beyond.
He’s of the belief that if elected Liberia’s next president, former Vice President Boakai’s administration would usher in a new dawn in the nation’s governance process that would ensure enhancement in the country’s school and health care delivery systems, the provision of proper security and protection of human rights, as well as the minimization of corruption, and waste and abuse of public resources and assets.
“Boakai is committed to a nationwide struggle in protecting and defending the interest of this country,” former Pro Temp Jallah averred.
The founding chairperson of the political action group in support of a JNB presidency and also a member of the National Campaign Team of UP, Jallah, then threw a jibe at incumbent president George Weah and members of his regime, indicating, “The others have served for almost the past six years. We all can attest to the hardship the country and its people are facing.”
He debunked assertions from critics of former Veep Boakai that he served two six years terms as vice president with not much to show, noting, “Some have argued that a vice president should perform beyond or equal to the president. That isn’t true.”
He continued with his jibe against President Weah and his administration, adding, “The reality is Liberia has retrogressed under the current political regime. We must here [now] seize the moment and change the leadership and by extension change the political/economic landscape of our country that guarantees hope and future of greatness.”
Jallah, a member of the former ruling National Patriotic Party (NPP), used the occasion to beseech Liberians to act beyond party interest, stating that as he has done, they should also follow suit in collectively and overwhelmingly voting ex-VP Boakai, as president on 10 October.