MONROVIA – The Economic Freedom Fighters of Liberia (EFFL) through its Commander-In-Chief, Emmanuel D. Gonquoi, has endorsed the candidacy of Unity Party (UP) standard bearer, former Vice President Joseph N. Boakai.
Making public the party’s decision to endorse Boakai’s presidential quest dubbed “Rescue Mission”, Gonquoi, on Friday, 11 August 2023, wrote on his official Facebook handle, declaring that the EFFL, which is not fielding a candidate in the 10 October presidential election, supports the UP candidate to kick incumbent President George Weah and “his criminal government out.”
“Fellow citizens, our nation is at a crossroad and the lives of millions are at the mercy of few corrupt political elites,” Gonquoi wrote, averring that by his political party’s doctrine and style of politicking, the EFFL is mandated to always stand in solidarity with the people.
A senatorial candidate for Margibi County, Gonquoi, who in spite of extensively collaborating with the UP, is not being supported by the former ruling party in his quest to occupy a seat at the Senate for Margibi, noted that despite former VP Boakai’s “Rescue Team” may not share in full the EFFL’s values, but considering the fact that that accordig to him Liberians are dying daily from simple diseases including deaths as a result of the illicit consumption of the narcotic drug Kush with zero attention from President Weah, who he accused of being a criminal, the EFFL supports Boakai to succed Weah.
The EFFL leader pointed out that on the watch of Weah, government integrity institutions are being destroyed to protect Weah and his corrupt regime, adding that while there is no longer press freedom in the Liberian society, with unemployment as high as 70% and Liberians are now at the mercy of few people, the EFFL sees it necessary to stand in solidarity with the “Rescue Mission” team of former Vice President Boakai.
Regarding his senatorial bid, Gonquoi emphasized that “in Margibi County, we ask our people to campaign and forget about the loosed cash that is being spent [by] criminal Nathaniel McGill.”
He continued: “We stand ready to fight for you in the Senate. It’s time to incentivize real commitment to nation building and we can’t continue to vote people on account of spending loosely and then expect different results.”
He informed citizens of Margibi that his mindset is progressive for the change they truly desire, indicating, “Vote #2 on the ballot and trust me with the leadership of Margibi County.”
“To the Pastors, Muslim leaders, youths and students, women, teachers, health workers and those in the employ of Firestone and other corporations, thanks for the support and confidence reposed in me and the EFFL, “ Gonquoi concluded.