spot_imgspot_img
Friday, June 21, 2024

THOUSANDS OF LIBERIANS BRAVE TORRENTIAL DOWNPOUR AS OPPOSITION UNITY PARTY LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN IN MONROVIA

Date:

MONROVIA – In a remarkable display of strength and determination, thousands of Liberians defied a torrential downpour on Sunday as they poured into the streets of Monrovia to support the opposition Unity Party (UP) during the launch of their campaign. Led by standard bearer Vice President Joseph Boakai, UP supporters flooded the Antoinette Tubman Stadium, overwhelming the venue and surpassing the turnout witnessed during the ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) campaign launch. The enthusiastic crowd traveled from various parts of the capital, demonstrating their unwavering commitment to the party’s cause.

Despite the adverse weather conditions, Liberians from all walks of life flocked to the streets, clad in UP-branded attire and carrying placards with slogans denouncing corruption and calling for change. The heavy rain did little to dampen their spirits as they chanted slogans and sang songs of solidarity throughout their march. The sheer number of participants almost doubled the attendance recorded at the CDC’s campaign launch, underscoring the growing support for the opposition party.

Starting from different locations across the city, UP supporters converged on the Antoinette Tubman Stadium, creating an atmosphere of excitement and anticipation. As the stadium rapidly reached its capacity, many were left outside, unable to gain entry due to overcrowding. Nonetheless, their presence and unwavering support sent a clear message of dissatisfaction with the current administration and a desire for a new political landscape in Liberia.

Vice President Joseph Boakai, buoyed by the overwhelming show of support, addressed the crowd with a passionate speech, reiterating his party’s commitment to fighting corruption, improving governance, and uplifting the living standards of the Liberian people. He vowed to lead a government that prioritizes the welfare of its citizens and promotes transparency and accountability.

The launch of the UP campaign signifies a critical turning point in Liberia’s political landscape, as the opposition party seeks to challenge the ruling CDC and President George Weah’s leadership. The UP’s message of change and its promise to address corruption and improve the lives of ordinary Liberians have resonated with many disillusioned citizens, leading to an upsurge in support for the party.

The Liberian National Police ensured the safety and security of the event, maintaining a visible presence throughout the march and subsequent gathering at the stadium. Despite the massive turnout, the demonstration remained peaceful and well-organized, allowing participants to express their grievances and aspirations freely.

As the opposition Unity Party’s campaign tagged: the ‘Rescue Train’ gains momentum, it remains to be seen how this surge in support will translate into electoral success. However, Sunday’s display of unity and determination by thousands of Liberians sends a powerful message that the upcoming elections will be fiercely contested, with the electorate seeking change and a new direction for the nation.

smartnews
Smart News Liberia is an online news outlet and a product of Smart Media Group Inc. Our website, smartnewsliberia.com, covers a broad spectrum of news content. For inquiries or information, you can reach us at 0777425285 or 0886946925, or email us at smartnewsliberia@gmail.com or info@smartnewsliberia.com.

LATEST DEVELOPMENT

CONTROVERSY SURROUNDS DISMISSAL OF MINISTRY OF LABOR EMPLOYEES IN GBARPOLU COUNTY

MONROVIA – The Ministry of Labor recently made headlines...

DEMYSTIFYING THE SENATE RETREAT: A TALE OF TWO UNRELATED SENATE DISBURSEMENTS

By Senator Amara Konneh, Chairman of Public Accounts &...

THE SENATE’S EXTRAVAGANCE AMID ECONOMIC DESPAIR

The recent Senate retreat in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County,...

LIBERIA’S LEGAL SYSTEM UNDER SIEGE: THE UNPUNISHED CRIMES OF MARIA LUYKEN

In October 2020, the Criminal Court ‘B’ at the...

COMMUNICATIONS MISHAP: A SIGNIFICANT EMBARRASSMENT TO THE PRESIDENCY

The recent debacle surrounding the Unity Party government's conflicting...

COMMENTARY

NO, SPEAKER KOFFA, I DISAGREE WITH THE DEFENSE OF LAWMAKERS

By Wondah L. Jah In a recent public statement, Grand...

COMMEMORATING THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY: A DEFINING MOMENT IN HISTORY

Eighty years ago, on June 6, 1944, the course...

THERE SHOULD BE NO BIG DEAL WHEN A GOVERNMENT DOES WHAT IT WAS ELECTED FOR…

A Patriot's Diary  With Ekena Nyankun Juahgbe-Droh Wesley  President Joseph Boakai's...

LATEST NEWS

GHANA’S PARLIAMENT PASSES CONTROVERSIAL ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY BILL AMID INTERNATIONAL CONDEMNATION

Ghana's parliament made headlines on Wednesday as it unanimously...

HAS VICE PRESIDENT BOAKAI SIGNED HIS OWN DEATH WARRANT BY HIS CHOICE OF KOUNG?

An opinion by former TRC Commissioner, John H. T....

PRES. WEAH NOMINATION OF MUSA DEAN TO SUPREME COURT SPARKS CONTROVERSY

MONROVIA, LIBERIA – President George Weah's nomination of Cllr....

LIBERIA: DEPARTING OFFICIALS MUST DECLARE THEIR ASSETS – FORMER AG DECLARES 

MONROVIA – The President emphatically urged his political appointees...

Share post:

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

OPINION

ELEVATING THE AG BIBLE COLLEGE TO A UNIVERSITY: A MILESTONE ACHIEVEMENT

By Jacob N.B. Parley After many years of successful preaching...

THE DILEMMA OF PRESIDENTIAL SUPREMACY IN LIBERIA: EXAMINING THE BALANCE OF POWER

By Dr. Clarence R. Pearson, Sr. Superior presidency is the...

LACK OF TRANSPARENCY IN UP-LED GOVERNMENT’S DEAL RAISES SERIOUS CONCERNS

In a shocking and controversial move, the Unity Party...

THE PERILS OF PRAISE SINGING: HOW JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY IS ESSENTIAL FOR ACCOUNTABILITY IN LIBERIA

Journalists play a crucial role in holding public officials...

THE GALLERY

spot_imgspot_img

MORE ARTICLES

spot_imgspot_img

MORE NEWS

LATEST DEVELOPMENT NEWS

LATEST CRIME NEWS

Share via
Copy link