“IF PRESIDENT WEAH CANNOT APPOINT ANY OF OUR SONS OR DAUGHTERS IN MINISTERIAL POSITION WE WILL NOT VOTE FOR CDC IN 2023 ELECTIONS”
----says Kokoya citizens
By Patrick Stephen Tokpah
Kokoyah District-Amidst political bickering and widespread speculation over who become the next President of Liberia in the 2023 General and Presidential Elections, Bong County Electoral District#1 citizens have vowed not to vote for President George M. Weah if he can not appoint a son or daughter in a Ministerial position in his government.
The Kokoyah residents speaking through their former Statutory Superintendent Joseph Weleteh said it’s frustrating to see qualified sons and daughters of Bong County who have not been given a ministerial position in a government that they voted for.
As of the 2008 Census, Bong had a population of 328,919, making it the third most populous county in Liberia.
The county proved crucial to President Weah’s ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) in the 2017 presidential elections, winning the county in both the first and second rounds.
Mr. Weleteh said the most frustrating thing is that former Senator Henry Yallah who contested on the CDC ticket during the 2020 special Senatorial election and lost is yet to be appointed by the government in the County.
The citizens said they will not support President George Weah’s re-election bid if he fails to appoint a native of the county as a cabinet minister ahead of the 2023 general and presidential elections.