“Opposition Give Way, the Bassa Woman here!” -Multitude Chant, as Charlyne tours Electoral District #4 Cllr. Findley
GRAND BASSA: The Vice Standard Bearer of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP), Cllr. Charlyne Brumskine over the weekend paid an impromptu visit to Compound 3, Wee District (Electoral District #4), in Grand Bassa County where, accompanied by Cllr. Gbehzongar Findley, she was tumultuously welcomed by the citizens, mainly market women, the youths and elders of the community who chanted “Jewel Taylor give way, our ma na come! Opposition give way, the Bassa woman here!”
Attired in flowing green dress, the daughter of the late Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine received a hero’s welcome reminiscent of the memorable days when her father was the reckoning force of Bassa politics.
Marching along the principal streets of Wee District, Charlyne mingled with the pressing multitude, as the market women removed their wrappers from their waists and spread them for Charlyne who kept stopping at various market stalls to purchase fish and other local produce.
The tour of the CPP Vice Standard Bearer climaxed at the Wee Central Market where the multitude flocked around Charlyne Brumskine and Senatorial Aspirant Findley who was similarly attired in green African print shirt; chanting praises, with some even acknowledging the spirit of reconciliation that occasioned the visit of two of Bassa’s illustrious citizens.
Addressing the market women in simple Liberian pidgin, the renowned lawyer expressed her heartfelt appreciation to Electoral District #4 for welcoming their own.
“I came to your today as your daughter, your mother, your sister. Me and Honorable Findley, ehn he been fighting for your for long time? The other man, Cllr. Brumskine, too was fighting for your. He na here again. Cllr. Brusmskine and Cllr. Findley, ehn da the two names your used to hear? God decided that Cllr. Brumskine na here again, but his daughter came to your. Findley is your pa. I am your own of ma. We will be together until this county get better. Today, we just came to visit your, but I want your to know that we are serious. We not here to play. I am a Bassa woman like yourself. Nobody should tell your different. The same blood that in your vein da the same blood in my vein,” Charlyne told the gathering of market women and youths who broke into frenzied chants as she pumped the air with her fist, saying, “the CPP ticket is development for this county here. Findley is your senator. Your carry him and your carry us!
Cllr. Brumskine then promised to give the market women a token of LD150,000 which would be delivered to them by her personal assistant on Tuesday, July 25, 2023.
For his part, Cllr. Findley who is running for one of the senatorial seats in Grand Bassa County as an independent candidate, rallied the people of Electoral District #4 and the entire Bassaland to stand with their own daughter Charlyne who is running on the CPP ticket as vice president.
“We want to tell all of you, we are here to visit but we will come back to tell you what we can do and what we will do. We want to let you know that I am an aspirant for the senate for Grand Bassa County. I also want to let your know that I brought my small sister. Your the women of Bassa, all the women that live in District #3, no matter which county you come from, once you live here, she will represent your. She knows how to bring development in the lives of your children because she is a mother. She is on the ticket with Mr. Cummings. We want your to carry her and carry that ticket,” Cllr. Findley bellowed, as the crowd chanted: “We want Findley! We want Findley!”
The impromptu visit ended with Cllr. Findley offering the market women a small token of LD10,000 for them to buy “cold water”.
The visit of the two prominent Bassonians was seen by some citizens as a perfect show of reconciliation between the Brumskine and Findley families, who have had a long-standing history of political rivalry.
“To see Charlyne Brumskine and Gbehzonghar Findley today, talking to us, means Bassa is ready to become a political force in the upcoming elections. Anybody coming to Bassa to contest should tighten their belt because it will not be easy when Charlyne and Findley show face,” said Esther Gibson, a citizen of Grand Bassa County who resides in Monrovia.