By: Staff Writer
It remains undoubtedly that politics is a game of interest and so as the 2023 general elections draws closer Liberians have begun pledging their support to their various candidates.
The fact is not all that pledge support to a particular candidate will vote for that candidate. Some give their support for money, while others sincerely embrace development taking place in their district, county and Country.
Recently in Montserrado county district #6 we witnessed scores of citizens pledging their support to the representative bid of one of the great sons of that district; even though this was not the first time for him to receive pledged from supporters, many other groups, towns and communities have been doing that.
J. Melton N. Yoko flanked by some staffers of his office, and host of supporters triumphantly entered several communities within the district over the weekend.
Mr. Yoko departed his King Gray resident, one of the traditional towns within the district 2:05 pm enroute to tour (visit communities that invited him).
In his red Nissan low taxi with family, friends and some supporters, Melton Yoko entered several communities within the district.
As he and his team visit communities when they entered Coaltar-field Samuel Kanyon Doe spoors Complex Community where they received mammoth welcome, one may describe as a win for him but yet we await the 2023 election, at which time those who formed part of political rallies may turn to support another candidate in the same race.
Mr. Yoko Car Block by some supporters why on his way to other communities (Photo Credit FB)
When quizzed about his visit in the area, the district #6 representative hopeful disclosed that his visit was intended to interact with community members about their needs and as well to introduce himself to them as an aspirant in the upcoming 2023 general elections.
Mr. Yoko told the gathering that part of his visit was to meet chiefs and elders of the communities and youth groups to discuss the forward march of the district.
The Montserrado County District number six son however underscored the lack of leadership as one of the major costs for the continue poverty affecting citizens in the area.
He said, “They have over the time elected leaders who have advocated their own interest instead of those they represent and added that 2023 will be the best time for them to rethink the decision they made back then”.
According to him, he believes if the district is ably represented at the House of Representative, issues that matters to the development of the people will be paramount.
J. Melton Yoko is known for his sports and education across Liberia a program,m that have taken over ten children to the US for studies .
He observed for so long people of electoral district #6 have suffered from bitter leadership and therefore it is time for them to elect him for better representation.
As part of his visit, he also delivered keynote at the graduation of several schools in the district.
Pictures from some of Mr. Yoko visit in some communities across District #6.
Furthermore, he lamented that gone are the days when people are elected to represent the interest of the people who elected them but, in the end, it turns on the opposite.
He however, encouraged citizens to remain supportive as 2023 gets closer and named the provision of quality education, women and youth empowerment, sports and development among others as his major objectives if handed the opportunity to serve.
“This district will change, and your lives will change as long as we work together, if you are working hard and you are still poor something is lacking and whatever is lacking we together must get it solve”, he said.
Mr. Yoko received a rousing welcome on every step along the way from the multitude of citizens for his continue support towards their children’s education and the introduction of modern sporting activities in the area.
Stakeholders who spoke with Bong TV praised the exemplary leadership quality displayed by their son which further gave momentum to the growing support from the people of thinkers Village, Coaltar-Field, GSA Road, ELWA, King Gray among others for his representative bid.
“For his support to our children’s education and as well to sports development across our communities are some of our son’s tangibles. These are tangibles that have necessitated our support for Melton Yoko to represent us in the 2023 elections.” An elder remarked.
As the 2023 Presidential and Legislative Elections draw closer, individuals, groups, and institutions are searching for people who will adequately represent them and seek their interests at the National Legislature.