Outgoing Monrovia city Mayor Jefferson Koijee has announced that he will be leaving everything behind at City Hall, except for his Bible. The decision comes as a gesture to give his successor a fresh start and a chance to make their own mark on the city.
Mayor Koijee’s departure from the Monrovia City Cooperation as Mayor has also coincided with the upcoming JNB Inauguration ceremony, which is scheduled to take place on Monday.
It has been revealed that the main catalyst for Mayor Koijee’s departure is the defeat of his party, the CDC, in the November 14, 2023 runoff election. The loss has prompted him to take a step back from his political career and allow a new leader to take charge.
The symbolic act of leaving everything behind at City Hall, except for his Bible, signifies Mayor Koijee’s desire to let go of the past and start anew. It is a gesture of selflessness and a commitment to supporting his successor in their endeavors to lead Monrovia, according sources.
As the city prepares for the JNB Inauguration ceremony, Mayor Koijee’s departure adds another layer of intrigue to the event. The transition of power and the arrival of a new mayor will undoubtedly be closely watched by the citizens of Monrovia.
The legacy of Mayor Koijee is stained by his inaction on doing much for the welfare of the city. Monrovia city remains in tartar, it took volunteers of the incoming JNB government to remove garbage from the heart of the city.
Koijee’s departure is welcomed by most Monrovians who see him as doing nothing for the city. His departure marks the end of an era in Monrovia’s political landscape and paves the way for a new chapter in the city’s governance.
It remains to be seen how Mayor Koijee’s successor will navigate the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. The citizens of Monrovia eagerly await the JNB Inauguration and anticipate the new direction that their city will take under its new leadership.