SENJEH, Bomi â€“ Bomiâ€™s Senator Sando Johnson has told his kinsmen not to vote for candidates of the Coalition for Democratic Change in any future election. Johnson made the comments in Beajah Town, Senjeh district while making a political tour of the county on Saturday, July 3.
He said as one who voted for the CDC in the 2017 elections that made George Weah president, he now regrets his action because the ruling party has brought unbearable economic hardships on Liberians. He described his vote for Weah as a mistake and apologized for his action.
â€œI want to apologize to yâ€™all, the people of Bomi County, for not voting [for] Joseph Boakai. Today, things prices are high, so we need to open our eyes for the 2020 election,â€ he said.
â€œIt was better for Liberians to vote for former Liberia Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai instead of electing a football player who does not understand governance and [is] unable to take care of a little country like Liberia.â€
The senator called on Bomi residents to not repeat the past mistake of voting for a CDC candidate in any ensuing election, as their action in 2017 has brought setbacks to the country, such as the high cost of commodities and poor living condition.
He promised to work with others in making sure that the CDC does not take political power in the future.
â€œI will not support anyone to bring war in this country or to overthrow the government, but we will work hard to make sure that no CDCian wins an election in this country. You see whatâ€™s happening in Montserrado now,â€ he noted, referring to the Montserrado by-elections that saw Darius Dillon declared the winner and Telia Urey at the cusp of victory.
Johnsonâ€™s statement is one of many from politicians who previously publicly supported the CDC but have now been speaking out against the presidentâ€™s leadership since the results of the Montserrado by-elections have made it clear that the ruling party is losing popularity. Sen. Prince Johnson of Nimba also spoke out to tell the president to steer the country right or he risks losing the Nimba senatorâ€™s support.
The citizens of Senjeh have, meanwhile, thanked the senator for his level of representation and promised to support his re-election in next year.
Varney Sando, the youth chair of Beajah, also promised the youth support to the senatorâ€™s re-election campaign.
â€œMe and my youth will give our fullest support to the honorable man because of what he has done for us,â€ Sando said.
Another citizen of Beajah, Famatta Sando, also assured that she and her household would work to re-elect the lawmaker.
â€œAlthough not everyone will like you in this race, but me and my entire family will vote for you,â€ she said at a meeting the senator had with citizens during the tour.
Featured photo by Ibrahim Sesay