Capitol Times commends the ruling Unity Party and Vice President Joseph Boakai for working within the time frame of the National Elections Commission (NEC), before the closure of nominations.
Before his appointment at the Party’s headquarters, there had already been wide speculations pointing towards the Speaker as the right man for the job ahead, and the instinct of those thinkers judged them right.
However, this unfolding event sent a shock wave in the minds of critics who believe that Unity Party has more sellable personalities such as the likes of Dr. Antonette Sayeh, former minister (MFDP), now current Director of IMF for Africa; Gbehzongar Findley, former Senator Grand Bassa County, among others.
Many Liberians hold the opinion that the Legislature is responsible for the current economic downturn the country is plunged in, and for both the Standard Bearer and Vice to come from the same arm of government (Legislature) signifies that the country is far from recovering if they are elected.
The fact that Vice President and Standard Bearer Joseph Boakai is the President of the Senate and the Vice Standard Bearer Emmanuel Nuquay is the Speaker of the House of Representatives, many are of the views that the ticket does not reflect the socio economic life of Liberians, hence the rich would continue to amass wealth while the poor remain stagnated.
Capitol Times believes that the strategies of winning an election are based on ideology and perception which the public hold against a candidate. Thus, both the Standard Bearer and Vice now have a daunting task to allay the fears of the electorates in order to reach the high office of the land.