By: H. Richard Fallah
MONROVIA: One of Liberia’s foremost female politicians who, in recent years, contested for the coveted Liberian Presidency without success has finally abandoned her quest for the Nation’s highest Office.
Subsequently, Madam MaCdella Cooper, who served as a Standard Bearer of the opposition political party, styled: “Movement for One Liberia” has given her support to former Vice President, Joseph Nyuma Boakai, Standard Bearer of the erstwhile ruling Unity Party (UP) for the 10, October, 2023 Presidential and Legislative elections.
Making the pronouncement on Friday, May 26, 2023, at the Unity Party’s National Headquarters on Broad Street, Madame Cooper narrated that her decision is aimed at prioritizing the basic needs of all Liberians.
She explained that her support for the Boakai-Koung ticket for the October 2023 polls is to help rescue the Liberian people, whom she said, incumbent President George Manneh Weah and his CDC-led government has miserably failed since his (Weah’s ascendency to the Liberian presidency.
Cooper: “Liberians, we hear your cry; To the young girl who had to sell your body just to survive, we hear your cry; To our old mothers waking up early just to go to the market or to send your children to school, we hear your cry; To you (young people) who are falling prey to drugs addiction every day, we hear your cry; Those in the rural areas and the fifteen counties across Liberia; we hear your cry.”
Madam Cooper mentioned how she has played a prominent role in securing opportunities for economic growth and educational advancement for Liberians. She vowed to continue such support for Liberians.
Madam Cooper however clarified that although she supports the Boakai-Koung ticket of the UP, she remains fully committed to her role as the political leader of the Movement for One Liberia Party, as she will continue to advocate for the inclusion of women, youth, and the physically challenged in public offices.
Madame MaCdella Cooper: “I am dedicated to making life better for every Liberian, from young to old, regardless of gender, education level, political affiliation, or economic status. I will always continue to advocate for women so we can see more of us represented in governmental affairs, and I will always make moves that benefit Liberians as a whole.”
The former presidential candidate said she embraces progress, and desires better days for Liberia more than anything, and that is why she has decided to consolidate with Liberia`s former Vice President, Joseph Nyuma Boakai, and the Unity Party (UP), which long-term vision for Liberia, is similar to the Vision of the Movement for One Liberia.
“My message has not shifted, and my mission remains the same –to bring economic development to Liberia so we can face less suffering and see more Liberians breaking every barrier that has held us back for so long,” she noted.
According to Madam Cooper, “The Movement for One Liberia,” will remain strong as it continues to push for the empowerment of Liberians through education, vocational training, and access to better paying jobs, good healthcare, safe communities, up- to-date technology, and so much more.”
She encouraged Liberians to join the Movement for One Liberia and the Unity Party to drive Liberia to a culture of progress, connections and opportunities.
“I will always use my voice to make better life for Liberians,” Madame Cooper assured.
Madame Cooper: “Those of us who care and who know what it feels like to face hunger and suffering understand how important it is to get Liberians the help they need.”
She disclosed that she is n𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐨𝐟 Presidential Candidate 𝐝𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 10, October, 2023 elections.
“I want you to know that my voice is about to get louder,” she noted.
The Movement for One Liberia political Leader promised her supporters that she will never get tired of speaking out against the things that oppress and suppress the ordinary citizens.
The occasion was graced by Ambassador Joseph Nyuma Boakai, standard bearer of the Unity Party, Senator Jeremiah Koung, vice standard bearer of UP, Senator Nyonblee Karnga Lawrence of the Liberty Party, and Senator Botoe Kanneh of Gbarpolu County who also joined the Unity Party and pledged her support to the presidential bid of former Vice President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, among several other opposition figures.
Madame MaCdella Cooper, vying for the Liberian presidency in the first round of the 2017 elections, received 11,645 or 0.7 percent of the total votes cast.