Gongloe’s bid Gaining Momentum in US -To Meet Huge Liberians, Discusses with US officials

Reports from the United States of America have it that the presidential ambition of foremost human rights activist, Cllr. Tiawan Saye Gongloe is gaining wide momentum by the as he continues to engage Liberians from all walks of life, criss crossing cities and states to garner massive support towards the 2023 general elections as well as holding important discussions with US government officials from the State Department and the Congress.

According to a press release issued by his outreach team, Friends of Gongloe Global, its California chapter will host the presidential hopeful from July 9-13, 2022 in Northern California where he is expected to deliver his message of “A Better Liberia is Possible for Good Governance if elected come 2023.

The release said the catchment area of the program include the Bay Area( San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco) and the greater Northern California, including Antioch, Stockton and Sacramento with a population of over 10,000 Liberians who are eager to see, meet and hold discussions with Cllr. Gongloe on his vision of Liberia if he wins the election.

According to a statement from the USA, this is where he is expected to meet Liberians and friends of Liberia to whom he will articulate his “Agenda for A Better Liberia.”. There are over 10,000 Liberians in the Bay Area (San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco) and the greater Northern California, including Antioch, Stockton and Sacramento.

The presidential aspirant according to the release is also expected to meet with  authorities of major universities and business executives, and the press. Counselor Tiawan Gongloe, 65, is a renowned human rights activist who has worked as a Special Assistant to former Interim President Amos Sawyer from 1990-94. He is also a former Minister of Labor and former Solicitor General of Liberia.

He resigned from his ministerial post in November, 2010 over policy disagreement with the former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. He is the immediate past president of the Liberian National Bar Association. In public service, Mr. Gongloe has helped in drafting legislation for reforms in the civil service , local government, forestry law and jury reform, anti-press laws, code of conduct for public officials, land authority act, whistle-blower and witness protection act.

He is a lecturer in Human Rights Law and Criminal Procedure Law at the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law. He also teaches human rights law at the Police Training Academy. Mr. Gongloe is known in Liberia as “Poor Man’s Lawyer” because he provides legal representation to protect the rights of the poor including journalists illegally arrested and detained by the government.

Mr. Gongloe arrived in the United States on May 12, 2022 to make his case among Liberians in the Diaspora and the international community about the state of affairs in the country to be contrasted with his plans to build “A Better Liberia” by fighting corruption and restoring good governance.

According to the dispatch, since his arrival, he has engaged Liberians in Atlanta, Georgia; Columbus, Ohio; Fargo, North Dakota; and Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has also been invited to hold town hall meetings with Liberians in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. In addition, Counselor Gongloe has held meetings with the Mayors of Washington, DC, Twin Cities, Minnesota, etc

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