MONROVIA: With less than three months to the crucial October 10, 2023 general elections, political actors who are believed to be on the fence waiting for the appropriate time to pick a candidate or camp to support have started to make their positions known, as former National Chairman of the Movement for Economic Empowerment(MOVEE), Dan Torkamawon Saryee has declared his unflinching support for the Standard Bearer of the Unity Party (UP), Ambassador Joseph Nyuma Boakai among the other many contenders, because he believes, “JNB has all the qualities we need in a president right now”.
In a press statement issued on Monday, July 31, 2023, Saryee said going to the general elections, where 20 persons from 46 political parties are in the race, it was important to acknowledge that all of them are great and talented Presidential candidates that are contesting, with each of the candidates possessing their unique skills and talents, some set of track records of accomplishment, smart ideas and serious visions for the future; but only one person is suited for the task of leading Liberia.
“Today, having reviewed all the candidates against the hopeless state of our country, I want to go on record as endorsing Ambassador Joseph Nyema Boakai for the office of president, Republic of Liberia. Ambassador Boakai has the father character, maturity, and the experience to restore the image of our country and guide us through one of our darkest times and heal us through a long recovery. I believe JNB has all the qualities we need in a president right now. He’s someone whose own life has taught him how to persevere; how to bounce back when you’ve been knocked down. Through all his trials, he’s never once forgotten the values or the moral fiber that his parents passed on to him, and that made him the best suitable and consensual choice for this election.
“I am of the conviction that JNB will surround himself with good people — experts, scientists, administrators who actually know how to run government and care about doing a good job, restore confidence in our allies and will always put the Liberian people’s interests above his personal gains”, he said.
Saryee who was also an executive member of the Rainbow Alliance further said Liberia is about two months away to make one decision that is very key to either sink this country further or elect a president who has got the skills, the listening ear and the maturity to restore sanity, to regain the country’s humanity, and to once more retake all the rights we are entitled to as citizens in the country.
“We are rapidly becoming isolated – getting close to Haiti if not there already, and this election is an opportunity to get us back on track. With 71 days to go, it is important for any serious politician or patriotic Liberian to make a decisive decision and to do so now”, he said.
He also said by now, one thing everybody has learned is that the CDC Senators and Representatives occupying the legislature as well as their leader, President George Weah are not interested in running a government that will cater to the wellbeing of the Liberian people and the progress of the nation state.
The former Deputy Managing Director for Technical Services at the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation said the officials of this regime are only interested in the loot of the state and criminal accumulation of wealth while the masses suffer in disbelief, in hunger, joblessness, insecurity and fear of mysterious murders each day.
‘They have betrayed and disregarded the democratic principles of rule of law, job creation, development of the future of the young people, quality healthcare and education programs, and transparency which are basic norms that underscore the bedrock of our democracy.
“So, our country’s future hangs on this election. And it won’t be easy but in union, we can defeat the Weah empire face down. They have started putting on massive war chest and on the other side, a propaganda network with little regard for the truth. But in the face of mischief, what is real, and what is important in the mind of voters is that good and accountable governance matters.
“That a sound economy that enables every Liberian to put bread on his/her table from an honest earning, matters. That the rule of law, that protects every Liberian irrespective of status, matters. That having leaders who are informed, and honest, and seek to bring people together rather than drive them apart — those kinds of leaders matter, and this is the value I am convinced JNB wants to restore unto our democracy.
Speaking of MOVEE which he once led as its National Chairman, Saryee said he was aware the partisans of were forcefully conscripted under the force of “Pay to Play” agenda, executed by partisan Dee Maxwell Kemayah and assisted by” bag-boy culprit Robert Sammie, who now enjoys long parole term due to our absence from Monrovia”.
“Let both of these two similar characters be reminded that there will be a consequence for doing business with all legislative seats with the CDC. This said, I invite all partisans including county chairs, executive members, youth league and women league, to join us on the RESCUE TRAIN. On this train, there are secured seats and opportunities that we can all take advantage of to put our country back once more on track”, Saryee concluded.