By: Varney Dukuly
MONROVIA: Following the victory of the governing Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), backed Independent Candidate, Cllr Joseph K. Jallah, in the just ended Lofa County Senatorial by-election, the County’s Superintendent has vowed to deliver the county to President George Weah in the 2023 Presidential and Legislative elections.
Superintendent William Tamba Kamba also said the people of Lofa have acknowledged that success comes with challenges, as such, they have chosen to go the way of President George Weah in the 2023 elections.
“We are here to recognize the efforts of the Lofa People as the President has done, they have committed themselves that come 2023, he is a son, he is a brother and President,” he declared.
Superintendent Kamba however encouraged members of the CDC to come together in one accord, ahead of the 2023 elections and settle their differences in house.
As a member of the CDC and superintendent of Lofa County, he congratulated the new Senator of Lofa in Cllr. Joseph K. Jallah and all those including Representative Thomas Fallah and Monrovia City Mayor, Jefferson Tamba Koijee, all of who are sons of Lofa, for their support in delivering the county to the CDC.
“As superintendent, and stalwart of the CDC, I remain unbending to ensure that comes 2023, Lofa is for Weah,” he stressed.
Speaking over the weekend, Superintendent Kamba assured that the people of Lofa will continue to uphold their support to the CDC.
His comment comes on the heels of the Unity Party conceding defeat, through its Chairman, Amin Modad, in a write-up recently published in many local dailies.
Modad also trashed accusations and blame shifting on his leadership. He inked that in Lofa County, a lot were achieved by the former ruling Unity Party (UP), despite losing marginally.
“Our loss was not due to Unity, support or commitments; Lofa voted strongly with regional tribal sentiments. Let us not pretend that we were not aware of these sentiments,” Modad added.
Until the recent senatorial bi-election, Lofa County was widely presumed as the stronghold of former Vice President of Liberia, and Standard Bearer of the opposition Unity Party (UP), Ambassador Joseph Nyumah Boakai.
Recently, Lofa County formerly the breadbasket of Liberia, in recent days turned into a political theater as its sons and daughters from different towns and villages besieged sports pitches to listen to politicians who were seeking elections in the county.
As it now stands, daunting challenges bordering on effective representation of the County in the Upper House of Liberia’s bicameral Legislature lie ahead of the new Senator in Cllr. Jallah. For nearly two years, Lofa County has been underrepresented at the level of Senate since Jeffery Brownie Samukai, who was elected to the county’s senatorial post was denied taking his seat for his conviction of corruption related criminal charges by the Supreme Court of Liberia.