MONROVIA : As reality continues to dawn about those who did not make the threshold for the imminent run off for the presidential election with the release of the results of the October 10, 2023 general elections almost complete, the Standard Bearer of the Liberian National Union (LINU), Dr. Clarence Moniba has said he is unfazed of the outcome of the elections and the adventure to contest the highest office in the land was the beginning and not the end of his quest.
Dr. Moniba who took the political turf by storm after he was named as the political leader and standard-bearer of LINU said though he was still far from the ultimate goal of leading the country, but was optimistic that the country will be better.
Unarguably the youngest candidate in the race at 44, Moniba made his post- election position known to the public especially his supporters when he took to his official Facebook page to commend them for standing by him and assure them that his pursuit which he tied to the betterment of the country will not quench by the outcome of the general elections.
In the message which he titled, We fell, but we fell FORWARD, said that he will come back stronger, possibly again in 2029 when another round of presidential election will be held.
“We are a thousand steps closer to our ultimate goal: A New Liberia is a must. We will come back stronger, we will work harder, and LIBERIA will be better.
Thank you to my true family, friends and supporters who sacrificed so much to get us to where we are.
“The journey did not end…it was only the beginning.
“We move FORWARD!”, Moniba said.
Moniba is among a lot of presidential debutants who brought a lot of vigor in their campaign, drawing attention and appeal from the younger voting block but could not match what they put in with the numbers that came out from the process.
According to the official progressive results released by the Chairperson of the National Elections Commission(NEC), Madam Davidetta Brown Lassanah, after counts from 5,886 of the 5,890 polling places, Moniba got 5,297 votes, representing 0.29 percent, majority of votes expected to come from his native Lofa County, where the Standard Bearer of the Unity Party(UP), Ambassador Joseph Nyuma Boakai also hails from.