Being the lone female senator among 29 male colleagues seems not to have negatively affected the confidence and preparedness of Grand Bassa County Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence as she moves swiftly to organize her campaign team in a bid to reclaim her seat in a hotly contested race. Ahead of the crucial December 8, 2020 senatorial elections, the Political Leader of the Liberty Party and Senator of Grand Bassa County, Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence, has constituted a four-layered campaign team following consultations with supporters and stakeholders of her party and citizens of Grand Bassa County residing home and abroad.
As incumbent senator of the Liberty Party and candidate on the ticket of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP) in Grand Bassa County for the ensuing elections, Mrs. Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence goes to the race seeking a second term mandate from the people of Bassa spiraling a massive incumbency achievement record, and having won all independent opinion polls conducted in the county so far. More endearing to the hearts and souls of the people of Grand Bassa County are the senator’s continuous interventions in the areas of health and education under the aegis of the Nyonblee Cares Foundation. Currently the only female Senator at the Liberian Senate, she has earned herself the nickname “the Lioness” for her intellectual fighting spirit and prowess among her twenty-nine male colleagues.
According to a press statement emanating from Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence’s Media Team, the Campaign Committee covers and comprises a broad-based representation of all the peoples and interest groups of Bassa; including the elders, market women, youths, religious community, the disabled community, students, professionals, among others.
“The four layers of the Campaign Committee are the Local Campaign Management team, the Liberty Party National Campaign Steering Team, the Diaspora and Local Bassa Citizens Support Team and the General Support Team,” the release stated.
Those appointed to the Campaign Team include Grand Bassa County District #1 Representative and former Deputy Speaker of the Liberian Legislature, Hans Barchue, as Chairman; Grand Bassa County Senator Jonathan L. Kaipay, Member; former Grand Bassa County Electoral District #4 Representative, Byron Brown, Member; former Grand Bassa County Electoral District #3 Representative, Gabriel B. Smith, Member; and former Grand Bassa County Superintendent, Levi Demah, Member.
Others include former Grand Bassa County Superintendent Julia Duncan Cassell, Member; former Buchanan City Mayor, Madam Julia Bundo, Member; Grand Bassa County Liberty Party Chairman, George Gaboah, Member; Grand Bassa County Unity Party Chairman, Bill Davis, Member; Grand Bassa County Alternative National Congress Chairman, Solomon Kollie, Member; and Grand Bassa County All Liberian Party Chairman, Robert Jackson, Member.
Membership of the Campaign Committee also include former Grand Bassa County Electoral District # 5 candidate, Mrs. Setro Juah Dennis, Member; former Grand Bassa County Electoral District #5 Representative, Robertson Siaway, Member; former Grand Bassa County Electoral District # 5 legislative candidate, Atty. Johnson Gbor, Member; former Grand Bassa County Electoral District # 4 legislative candidate, Alfred Flomo, Member; former Grand Bassa County Electoral District # 1 legislative candidate, Isaac Ross, Member; former Grand Bassa County Electoral District # 5 legislative Aspirant, Mark A. Kodah, Member; Grand Bassa County Electoral District # 1 Influential elder and opinion leader, Henry Darkpeh, Member.
The Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence Campaign Team also includes the head of the LAC Plantation School System, Moses Sawaye, Member; LAC Plantation Purchasing Manager, Edwin Nelson, Member; Head of Grand Bassa County Muslim Community, Ayesabah Kamara, Member; Daughter of Liberty Party founding father Cllr. Charles W. Brumskine, Atty, Charlyne Brumskine, Member; Grand Bassa County Prominent Citizen Sundaygar Dearboy, Member; Grand Bassa County Prominent Citizen Joe Daweah, Member; Grand Bassa County Prominent Citizen Jeremy Russell, Member; Grand Bassa County Prominent Citizen Elder Garmondeh Karnga, Member; Grand Bassa County Prominent Citizen Philip Johnson, Member; and Grand Bassa County Electoral District # 2 Prominent Citizen, Matthew J. Joe, Member.
The final roster of the Campaign Team comprises Joseph Dillon, representing Grand Bassa County Grassroots Organizations, as Member; Abraham King Jones, representing the Grand Bassa County Students Community; Mr. Surprise W. Whea, representing the youths of Grand Bassa County, Member; Mrs. Lucy Zeogar, representing the market women of Grand Bassa County, Member; Influential businessman Junior Dennis, Member;
The Liberty Party National Campaign Steering Team is chaired by Senator Steve Zargo, Chairman of the Liberty Party; Co-Chaired by Mr. Musa H. Bility, Liberty Party’s former National Campaign CEO and current head of the party’s Advisory Council. Others are Mr. Jacob Smith, Secretary General and the CPP National Senatorial Campaign Team.
Members of the Diaspora and Local Bassa Citizens Support Team are Mr. Hale Lafayette Harmon, Mr. Jerolinmek Matthew Piah, Mr. Ralph Sawaywrene, Bassa Citizens for Nyonblee based in Montserrado, Mr. Jeromes Reeves, Mr. Thompson Dahnsaw and Mr. Victor Zeon.
The General Support Team comprises Senator Abraham Darius Dillon, Hon. Yekeh Kolubah, Mr. Henry P. Costa, Mr. Sekou Kanneh, Ms. Telia Urey, Ms. Wadei Powell, Mr. Patrick Honnah, Mrs. Cornelia Kruah Tokpa, Mrs. Taryonon Gray and Friends of Nyonblee based in the USA, Liberty Party Global Chapter and all Women Organizations Supportive of Senator Lawrence’s re-election bid.
These appointments, the Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence Campaign Media Team said, take immediate effect and could be adjusted if the need arises.
Meanwhile, the Media, Publicity and Outreach, as well as the Mobilization and Operations sub-committees will be created in all five electoral districts subsequently after the first meeting of the campaign team on Sunday, October 18th, 2020, the release stated.