“WE WILL VOTE YOU 2023”
….. Nimbaians Assure Pres. Weah
By: G. Augustine Dahn, Sr.
The political godfather of Nimba, Senator Prince Yormie Johnson Monday assured President George Weah, saying “Nimba is for you; we will stand by you in 2023, don’t doubt us”
This assurance was affirmed Wednesday in Sacleapea, central Nimba County when citizens including youths, women, chiefs, and elders who spoke in separate remarks vowed to support the re-election bid of President Weah in 2023.
The citizens also pledged to support the government’s pro-poor agenda for prosperity and development.
According to the citizens, they are impressed by the level of development in the country, notably the construction of roads and housing units, provision of electricity, women empowerment, and payment of fees for WASSCE for students as well as free education in public schools.
They noted that the ongoing development in Liberia reflects the true meaning of the pro-poor agenda.
“We are happy to see you here today in Saclepea for the first time since you became president. We, the people of Saclepea, want to assure you that we will do everything possible to see to it that you are re-elected in 2023” the citizens assured.
The citizens presented gifts to the Liberian leader as a token of appreciation in recognition of his government’s continued support to the nation and its people.
In remarks, President George Manneh Weah said, the vision of his government is to improve the livelihoods of all Liberians.
“Our government is pushing for your basic necessities, water, and light, food, and sustainability” President Weah stated.
But he called on citizens to be patient.
He disclosed that his administration has made available US$2 million to provide microloan for marketers across the country.
Believing that his government cannot achieve its development agenda in the absence of peace, President Weah urged Liberians to maintain the peace the country now enjoys.
“You gave me a mandate of six years. When I got to power, the United Nations that we depended on for so many years called me and said Mr. Weah congratulations but we are leaving. We are leaving the country and now you have the full responsibility to keep the peace and uphold the rule of law. Today, we got peace not because of me _ because of you” he said.
“Without peace, all the development that you talked about will not be successful. I am glad that the citizens of Saclepea are ready to move on for prosperity. This is the right way to go, dialogue is the order of the day. Peace is the essence of the development you see today. No matter what happens, let us continue to maintain the peace of this country” he concluded.