Nimba: A formidable presidential aspirant of the fast-approaching October 10 presidential and legislative elections, Dr. George Gonpu says there will be no impunity for corrupt government officials if elected president of Liberia.
The African Democratic Movement of Liberia (ADML) political leader vowed to prosecute any government officials that will be linked to corruption under his watch as chief executive of the country.
Dr. Gonpu made the statement recently during his engagement with students of the Nimba University, when he said he was saddened by the under development of Liberia even though being one of the riches Countries in West Africa.
“Liberia possesses all natural resources, but it is a sad story to see citizens go to bed hungry as they live in abject poverty’, Dr. Gonou argued.
Impunity, according to the presidential aspirant, has placed a very dark cloud over the nation. He used his interaction with the students to call on eligible voters to wisely use the ballot box and vote out individuals involved with corruption because of their actions.
The former Ministry of Finance Budget Director under the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s administration said “shame and disgrace is on all those government officials and individuals contributing to Liberia backwardness”.
Seeing himself as a liberator, Dr. Gonpu in subsequent comments called for a collective support to vote him for president in the ensuing 2023 October presidential and legislative elections.
Dr. Gonpu is among sons of Nimba County who names have surfaced in the Liberian politics to contest for president of Liberia.
Other names include Senator Jeremiah Koung, Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe, and Jeremiah Whapoe among others.
Many political pundits in the county have condemned the proliferation of presidential candidates in Nimba, a considered ‘voter-rich county’.
What is prompting their condemnation remains unclear, but some citizens are of the opinion that it is because of power greed, stressing that the multiple interest have the propensity to bring disunity among citizens of the county.
The Liberia presidential hopeful has meanwhile criticized past and present presidents of Liberia for doing little to better citizens lives. He described citizens living condition as “a modern-day slavery”.
Touching his party’s platform, Dr. George Gonpu among other things, revealed that the party will prioritize Education, Agriculture, Health among others.
He further stated that youth skill training programs, scholarships, and job opportunities are among programs that will be initiated under his presidency in order to have an enabling, safe and equal living for the ordinary citizens.
As part of his citizen engagement tour in Liberia, the African Democratic Movement of Liberia (ADML) political leader has embarked on touring several towns and villages in Nimba County explaining his platform, which stands to liberate the ordinary people.
“Liberia has entered a new political and constructive battle in 2023, my question is what is your position in decision making?
“From government to government, claims and counterclaims have been the order-of-the-day, I think something is wrong somewhere”, he mentioned.
Dr. Gonpu also cautioned voters to be farsighted when going to the poll, stressing that Liberia will only grow based on constructive criticism and decisions to make October, 2023 general elections.
“As you go to exercise your constitutional rights, be peaceful and cast your ballots for whosoever you like, but you need to calculate well before you decide who is who” he told the gathering. By: Shallon S. Gonlor/ Festus G. Frazer, Jr
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