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Intense Lobbying To Endorse VP Boakai Hits Lower House
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Intense Lobbying To Endorse VP Boakai Hits Lower House

By Wilfred Gortor

MONROVIA, May 14 (LINA) - A new dimension in the politics of Liberia is now coming to the fore, as some members of the House of Representatives are expected to present a petition in favor of the presidential bid of Vice President Joseph Boakai.

This will follow the path of some 19 members of the 30-seat Upper House of Senate endorsing VP Boakai last week.

House Speaker Emmanuel Nuquay made the disclosure on the heels of the action by the majority members of the Liberian Senate recently at the Capitol Building in Monrovia.

"You have now introduced a new phenomena into the politics of our country as I speak to you there is competition on the floor of the House of Representatives to draw out endorsement list of presidential aspirants," Nuquay disclosed.

Nuquay said currently, with statistics available to him as it relates to endorsement of Presidential aspirants, Ambassador Boakai draws the support of at least 32 out of the 73 members of the lower chamber.

He further revealed that a total of  27 members of the House also support the presidential bid of the political leader of the Coalition for Democratic Change, George Weah, while six others endorsed the candidacy of Liberty Party's Charles Brumskine.

He said the political leader of the Alternative National Congress, Alexander B. Cummings draws support from three members of the House, while the newly-formed Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction of Senator Prince Johnson has the support of at least two members.

According to Nuquay, there is still intense political lobbying ongoing among members of the House to ensure that these political groupings increase their tally for the endorsement of the presidential candidacy of the various political leaders that they favor.

"It is a difficult situation now to provide leadership, in my mind it will required the wisdom of King Solomon and God Almighty to ensure that we keep the House stable to ensure that our different political interests do not overwhelm us and blind our eyes to the reality of moving forward the development of this country," Nuquay said.

As the result of the huge ongoing political engagement of members of the lower House, Nuquay believes that it is his duty to ensure that the body remains stable by ensuring that it works in close rank with the Executive Branch to ensure that the remaining development programs of the government are successfully executed.


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