The heavily contested senatorial by-election in Liberia’s most populated county is underway and candidates have been on the campaign trail. KMTV News Team has caught up with some of the activities and thought to share it with you.
Today, at a campaign rally in the slum of West Point, opposition candidate Darius Dillon told scores of Market Women that he’s going to the Senate to represent the truth.
“I’m going around telling people my heart. I will tell your the truth, and if the truth will make me loose the election I will be happy. I will either loose the election saying the truth or I will win it saying the truth, because I’m going to represent you on the truth”, he remarked.
At the same time, Dillon’s foremost rival, Ms. Paulita CC Wie addressing cross section of supporters in Doe Community, said her strength is to make impact in the lives of the people she serves.
“We want to make impact in the lives of the people we serve and the society in general and not to just sit and watch as public officials, but to solve problems,” says the former minister.
She further said, it was through her intervention and plead to the president about the bad road conditions in Doe Community that led to the pavement of the road.
Montserrado, no doubt, is the cradle of Liberia. Loosing it politically is a big blow for either the ruling party or the opposition.
A win for the opposition will send a strong message of under performance of President Weah administration, while a loss for opposition will diminish their potential of clenching more seats during the midterm votes.
Darius Dillon was fueled in by the four main opposition parties in the country, while Paulita Wie is running on the ticket of the governing CDC who have maintained a hundred per cent record wining Montserrado Senate seat for the past 13 years.
Others vying for the vacant seat include, District #:6 Representative, Rev. Samuel Enders and Macdella Cooper, former presidential candidate at the 2017 pulls.