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Boakai Defends Koung’s Selection …As Rescue Two

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MONROVIA: Unity Party’s Standard Bearer, Joseph Nyuma Boakai, “JNB,” has strongly defended his selection of Nimba County Senator, Jeremiah Kpan Koung, alias “JKK,” as his running mate for the crucial 2023 presidential and legislative elections.

“My dear Liberians, the person I have selected as a running mate, like many of you, shares my vision about building this country better than it has ever been, and like many of us, has a humble beginning, working very hard through the years to pull themselves up by their own boot straps to provide for family and their communities. My running mate is compassionate, has experienced poverty, and, therefore, understands the plight of millions of Liberians struggling to survive in the country,” Boakai pointed out in Monrovia on Friday.

“It is, therefore, my pleasure to announce Senator Jeremiah Koung of Nimba County as my choice for running mate in this year’s Presidential and Legislative elections,” he declared.

“The man I have chosen today is young, energetic, and relates to the younger generation. At age, 45, he connects with a generation whose denial and abuse has rendered them helpless and without hope but he did not allow the challenges of his youth to defy his ambition. With every challenge, he sought to discover the immense possibilities that our country could offer. His early childhood was difficult, but he endured selling fish at 12, gasoline, and engaging in petty business but eventually rose to the heights of a leading Liberian Businessman in thriving Ganta, Nimba County,” Baokai told a huge gathering of UP partisans and supporters on Friday in Monrovia.

He pointed out that Koung contested and won as Representative of Nimba’s District #1 twice and later became Senator of Nimba County.
“In a country and where President Weah and his Government are engaged in industrialized looting and where corruption has become the new normal. In a nation where public service is the center for exploitation and ill-gotten wealth, in a nation where we take everything from the state and give nothing in return, Senator Koung has a record of giving, no taking,” JNB maintains.

According to former VP Boakai, Senator Koung’s gains from private business was invested in building a hospital, valued 2.5 million United States dollars which was later turned over to the Government of Liberia without any liability. This is the only government-owned hospital now in Ganta. “I dedicated it and gave some medical supplies at the dedication in 2016,” he added.
Boakai: “His endurance and success in business will stimulate added interest and commitment to improve Liberia’s struggling indigenous business environment. Both Senator Koung and I will not only win these elections but intend to redirect the tragic course on which our country is now set. Senator Koung joins me on a rescue mission for our country. Senator Koung and I have a lot in common. We both come from a struggling and working-class background. We both rose by our bootstraps and demonstrated how courage and vision can lead to success even where adversity was evident.”

“The Man I have chosen, like me, has the resilience, commitment and love of country. This vice-presidential choice is a true Liberian who is willing to stand with me in fixing our economy, repair this broken system, reconcile and unite our people and provide a better future for our children. I, therefore, ask you all to join and work with us, close ranks and make the ticket a winning one for a better Liberia. Let us THINK LIBERIA, LOVE LIBERIA and BUILD LIBERIA.
“Fellow Liberians, partisans of this great alliance, well-wishers and supporters, I now have the honor to present to you Senator Jeremiah Kpan Koung as the next Vice President of Liberia,” Boakai declared.

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