By: King Brown
Grand Bassa County – Ahead of the 2020 midterm senatorial election, Grand Bassa District #4 Representative and Senatorial hopeful Vincent Willie says he has no major contender in the elections.
“I don’t have a major contender because to be a contender it means you must have done something tangible that you can show to the Bassa people. I have built roads, create more jobs for people of my district, sent young men and women out of Liberia to china to get Master’s degrees and I want to do the bigger one for everyone if I am elected as the next senator.”
The senatorial seat in Bassa, one of Liberia’s populated counties will be highly contested for as several permanent individuals of the county have expressed their interest in participate in the upcoming elections.
Representative Willie has said that those desiring to contest in the election do not have anything tangible to show that would convince the voters to elect them.
“I challenge all of those in the senatorial race with me; those who have served before I became a representative to show a tangible thing that they have done that has benefited everybody,” he said.
Rep. Willie also threw jabs at the Foreign Minister Gbehzohngar Findley, saying, “to establish a college, it needs to pass through everybody. It is not a one-man thing and it is not his project, Hon. Findley has put the county into debt because he used substandard materials to build the College in the swamp when rain falls, the place becomes flooded. If I was elected at that time, that college would have not been built there.”
He added, “we are not here to claim government’s projects, we are not talking about the collective effort that all of the lawmakers have to signed to before it can be passed, but we are saying what have you done for the Bassa people trust you?”
Recently, a group of traditional leaders of the county petitioned Foreign Minister Findley, given him to hope to contest the pending midterm Senatorial Elections.
Rep. Willie said he has gotten the overwhelming support from the people of the five districts in the county that will take him to the Senate, a position he believes when he assumes Bassa will become more developed.
District #4 lawmaker, who was elected in 2017, has recently been seen touring the five electoral districts of the county. He told journalists that his visits were intended to get the reconfirmation and affirmation of citizens about his participation in the pending senatorial election.
He has also stated that incumbent senator Nyonblee Kanrga Lawrence, who is the political leader of the opposition Liberty Party, has failed the Bassa people.
“If you have been keeping money from nine to ten years and want to bring it here to fool the Bassa people it will not happen because they are wise and clever set of people,” he said.