MONROVIA – In a surprising turn of events, Atty. Teklo Maxwell Grigsby, II, former Chairperson of Liberia National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA) has met with Joe Boakai, the presidential candidate of the Unity Party (UP), expressing his intent to support Boakai’s campaign in the November 14th runoff elections.
Clarifying recent speculations surrounding his political affiliations, Grigsby emphasized that he has not officially joined the Unity Party due to the impossibility of holding membership in two political parties simultaneously. However, he did acknowledge a fruitful meeting with both Boakai, the Standard Bearer, and the Vice Standard Bearer of the UP to discuss the potential support he could provide if he were to resign from his current membership with the opposing party, the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC).
During their meeting, Grigsby and the UP candidates engaged in discussions concerning the challenges faced by Liberia and the potential contributions that the renowned head of the Small Arms Commission could make to their campaign. The meeting shed light on Boakai’s commitment to fostering collaboration with competent and experienced individuals across party lines, driven by a desire to unite the nation for its progress and prosperity.
Grigsby’s reputation for dedication and expertise in his role as head of the Liberia Small Arms Commission has garnered him respect across various political spectrums. With a wealth of experience in addressing the crucial issue of small arms proliferation, his endorsement carries weight and is seen as a potential asset to Boakai’s campaign.
The endorsement by Grigsby, should it materialize following his resignation from the CDC, would likely strengthen Boakai’s credibility and broaden his appeal, particularly in areas relating to national security, arms control, and peacebuilding. Furthermore, it could serve as an indication of a growing shift in support towards the UP, potentially swaying undecided voters in the upcoming election.
As the political landscape in Liberia continues to evolve, Grigsby’s potential endorsement reflects the nuanced alliances and strategies that candidates are exploring to secure victory in the highly anticipated elections.