Newly announced presidential hopeful, Cllr. Tiawan Saye Gongloe’s political mobilization vehicle, “Team Gongloe”, has been making inroads across the country to rally Liberians to join and participate in the ongoing work to make Counselor Tiawan Saye Gongloe President of Liberia in 2023.
According to a press release from “Team Gongloe, the call appears to resonate especially with use of the Team’s catchy signature word: “A Better Liberia Is Possible.” Headed by Chairman Counselor Jimmy Saah Bombo, the delegations are said to have reached nine of the fifteen Counties including Montserrado, and Gongloe’s own vote-rich Nimba County.
“In Ganta and Sanniquellie respectively, an entourage that consisted of Chairman Bombo, Vice Chairman for Mobilization & Recruitment Major Samukai, and Nimba County Coordinator, P. Spencer Glay, Sr. received rousing welcomes from hundreds of waiting people that comprised traditional chiefs, elders, women and youths who had gathered to hear the message Bombo and party had to deliver,” the Team Gongloe” release stated.
During town hall meetings in the two cities, Bombo stated that Team Gongloe had seen one of Nimba’s sons, Tiawan Saye Gongloe, and wished to present him to the good people of Liberia to elect him their President in 2023.
Mr. Bombo said Presidential hopeful Tiawan Gongloe has admirable attributes including integrity, honesty, accountability and transparency, which have been hallmarks of his 33 years of public service and work in human, political and democratic rights advocacy.
Bombo stated that as President of Liberia, Gongloe will not compromise the virtues, and therefore, he is mindful of probable alignments he would forge.
“Tiawan will not collaborate with known gangs, thieves and corrupt people because he cannot afford to mortgage Liberia the way others have done and do today,” Bombo assured Liberians.
He said the Counselor will prefer to revive the Liberia People’s Party (LPP) of which he is a founding member, and vie on its ticket than to join any party including a Nimba County-based one because “Team Gongloe” which is fervently backing him longs to see a broad-based political institution not a sectarian one.
In his incredible public service, Bombo recounted, Gongloe attained feats beneficial to the State. As Solicitor-General, he ensured State-lawyers got refresher training tri-monthly to enable them cope with time, speed and technology with which law is practiced of late.
And, in his role as Minister of Labor, Bombo indicated, Cllr. Gongloe exerted relentless effort to put to work the “Liberianization Policy” which before his tenure was dormant and latent at the detriment of Liberia.
“Gongloe is one of the brainchildren of calls to establish the Economic and War Crimes Court in Liberia to the extent that he spearheaded advocates and civil society groups who petitioned the Legislature to create the court,” Bombo emphasized.
Tiawan, 65, has an indelible print on the psyche of Liberians due to the way he relates and carries himself regardless of his super-standing in law practice and in public service, asserted Bombo
“He is humble, accessible, reachable and handy to the extent he provides legal services free-of-charge to the needy or indigenes including journalists, student activists, civil society and rights advocates”, Bombo characterized Gongloe.
Accordingly, the Team Gongloe chair mentioned, ordinary Liberians call Tiawan: “Poor-man’s Lawyer”. He said in historic Southeast’s Maryland County, Cllr. Gongloe is referred to as “Waamu” – meaning ‘Bless us or Blessing’, and in courageous Grand Gedeh County, the presidential hopeful is goes by the appellation “Pauleapa” – connoting ‘Savior or Liberator.’ To the people of Liberia’s Central Bong County, Tiawan is their “Nephew.”
On his part, Team Gongloe Vice Chair for Mobilization & Recruitment, Major Samukai expressed his delight that the people of Ganta turned out in their numbers and healthily participated in the town hall meeting held there.
He entreated them to convey wide and far the message that a group intends to put forward and support their son to run for President 2023, and asked them to massively vote for him. Similar call was made by the Team’s Nimba County Coordinator, P. Spencer Glay, Sr.
“Samukai announced that a fundraising event dubbed: “A DOLLAR RALLY” will be launched in Nimba County on Friday, November 26, 2021. He asked the public and the good and hard-working people of Nimba to turnout and participate in their numbers,” the release signed by “Team Gongloe” Acting Head of Media, Research and Strategy Committee Weah Karpeh, stated.