-As His Senatorial Bid Swells
In the wake of Liberia’s weak, exposed, challenged and vulnerable Health system, a Senatorial candidate in the upcoming By-election in Montserrado County, Bernard Benson alias ‘DJ Blue’ has called for the unconditional ban of tramadol in the country.
Tramadol, sold under the brand name Ultram among others, is an opioid pain medication used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain When taken by mouth in an immediate-release formulation, the onset of pain relief usually occurs within an hour.
Those who misuse or abuse tramadol are at risk for developing an addiction. In some cases, even people who follow their doctor’s directions can become addicted. After frequent, prolonged tramadol use, many people develop a tolerance to the drug. This means they have to take larger doses to feel the drug’s effects. Along with tolerance, tramadol users may experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop using the drug. Tramadol withdrawal can cause irritability, depression and flu-like symptoms.
The move he said is necessary and timely especially for the already worrisome challenges it is posing to the future leaders of Liberia.
Speaking during his acceptance speech, Mr. Benson reechoed the need to empower the youthful population of Liberia.
He said he is not a typical politician as such he will not promise his people on what he will do if elected senator of Montserrado County, but he is concern about building the youth development index of Liberia.
“Visionless leaders” he branded current and past leaders with specific focus on the dying tourism industry of the country which he noted can be revived and can help boast the Country’s economy had they not been visionless, he told his supporters.
He promised to with the support of his people bring back the lost image of the tourist and entertainment industry of Liberia.
The ‘entertainment godfather’ as he widely referred to by celebrities in Liberia warned the young people to make the wise decision to vote people like him who has and is currently creating jobs for young people in and out of Montserrado County with his merger resources.
“I have my people at heart mainly young talents and I feel this is their time and their direct representative who can bring about a change for them is me,” he bragged.
Ahead of the July 31st by-election over ten groups in Paynesville pledged their support and endorsed his senatorial ambition with one goal that he is the right choice, the various auxiliaries added.
Reading the endorsement speech, Reuben Wrehyon said they believed that Mr. Benson can ably represent them at the Liberian Senate because he is their kind and cares for the ordinary people.
“We say pro poor and we are broke so why should we elect a seated Lawmaker,” Reuben wonders.
“It is time to make a change and the mantle is in our hands, he challenged his colleagues,”.
Crossing over and endorsement including pledging political support are unique to political activities in Liberia, but the result from the outcome of the polls is what is of major concern to the candidates as Mr. Benson is certain that he will be the next Senator of Montserrado County.
However, there are other candidates all vying for the senatorial post, but two names are so far topping the political ladder including Bernard Benson alias DJ Blue and Representative Saah Joseph.
Until July 31,2018 as the political clock is taken the by-election is meanwhile been threatened by court action on grounds of illegal and other factors. Credits: Julius Konton