The Informer (Monrovia)

21 May 2012

Liberia: Up Ends With Peace Caravan On Sunday

The NEC declared that no one party obtained the constitutionally required fifty percent plus one vote to gain an outright win. The then NEC Chairman James Fromoyan announced Unity Party as the winner of the first round with 530,020 votes representing43.9% over the CDC with 394,370 representing 32.7%.

Subsequently following the announcement by the NEC, the Unity Party Standard Bearer and her expanded campaign team have crossed in dramatic fashion several strategic vote rich zones as it sets to sealed a dramatic win.

For her part, Madam Sirleaf in two days zoom through fifteen districts of Montserrado the political hub defying rain and thunder storm and scourging sun, thanking voters for the first round lead and rallying them to show up at the polls on Tuesday November 8, 2011.

Madam Sirleaf who won ten of Liberia's fifteen Counties have dispatched teams across the Country and divided the nation in several sub regions hitting every hamlet in the country for massive turn-out and approval at the polls.

President Sirleaf is reported to have demonstrated immeasurable courage and strength, encountering big crowd in Margibi, Bong and Bomi counties.

In Bomi County what was simply intended to be a quiet birthday celebration on October 29 soon became a major rallying point for chiefs and elders including National Patriotic Party, and Bomi County Senator elect Sando Johnson hailing the President as a pride daughter of Bomi.

From Tubmanburg to Juijuah, the people of Bomi and Counterparts from across the Country celebrated with pride their daughter confirming their overwhelming first round votes hovering around 75 percent.

The President's maternal Grand Mother Juah Sarwee and mother Rev. Mother Marther Johnson hailing from Sinoe, witnessed emphatic support by winning sinoe even though, Presidential candidate So-called(blo-juuu) son of the soil Prof. Dew Tuan Wleh Maison Could not find his way and fell below a thousand votes in Sinoe County, finishing with a dismal o.5 percent in the overall national tally.

Madam Sirleaf Proved even more domineering with the Unity Party Standard Bearer defeating her nearest rival in Grand Kru, the ancestral Home of The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Congress of Democratic Change, Amb. George Weah.

The Unity is due to climax on a high flying note with a parade 'dubbed the caravan of Peace, love, Unity and Stability'. The bus ride on Sunday will drive across the seventeen electoral districts of Montserrado County.

The team will head to Buchanan on Saturday with President Sirleaf and The Standard Bearer of the Liberty Party, Cllr. Charles Brumskine touring the Port City of Buchanan. The Liberty Party Standard Bearer is already in Bassa explaining his decision to support President Sirleaf.

In Vote rich Nimba, Senator Prince Yormie Johnson is leading the team of Party stalwarts and Unity Party top officials and other supports of reform in Nimba County.

Prominent Nimbaians are also on the trail with former Minister of Education Joseph Korto and Wife Mageret along with Former superintendent Edith Gongloe Weh, while Former Talking Drum Studio producer and defeated Representative Candidate Yan Flomo and Broadcast journalist Joey Kededy are drumming up support with Unity Party Secretary General Wilmot Paye overseeing the process.

Prof. Jeremiah C. Sulunteh is leading matters in Bong County with unique strategy approach that has brought on board the indefatigable reelected Representative George S. Mulbah tapping on his 82 percent votes tally and with Salala District reelected Representative Bill Konneh and newly elected Senator Henry Yellah drive towards massive turnout in Bong for subsequent victory.

In the Southeast, Amb. Commany Wesseh is rallying the troops in Grand Kru, Rivergee, Maryland and Sinoe, while the young activist Nithoe Lihe and Superintendent Chris Baliey are leading the drive in Grand Gedeh County.

Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai who is leading the flocks towards another emphatic win in Lofa drawing the remaining 54,000 voters along with Minister Varbah Gayflor, Senator elect Tengbe, Francis Carbah, Augustine Ngafuan among others.

The Western cluster will be seeking for higher percentage turn out and better performance for the Unity Party.

The Unity Party Chairman has abandoned the comfort of his Monrovia home and is cris-crossing Bomi, Cape Mount, Gbarpolu, and others ensuring bigger turn-out and higher percentage vote level for President Sirleaf. Former Internal Affairs Minister Ambulai Johnson is also in Bomi County been assisted by the winning team in Bomi along with Senator Devine.

In Gbarpolu County, dynamic youthful Boakai Kanneh along with former student activist Bonner Varmah will hit the Gbarpolu support level to the roof top.

In Margibi, Senator Elect Oscar Cooper has taken charge and deployed his special foot soldiers on alert with the support of reelected Representative Ballah Zayzay, Emmanuel Noqueh, while Stephen Kafi and Ben Fofana are in central Kakata with Senator Clarice Jah.

Rivercess County has been over taken by Education Minister Othello Gongar, a maestro at grass root politic and off duty from diplomatic garment, Foreign Affairs Minister Togar Mcintoch Garwea along with National oil company boss are also in Rivercess with Superintendent Geevon Smith sealing the victory for UP.

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