In response to enthusiastic support concerning Takun’s decision to contest for the legislative seat for central Monrovia, the Hipco rapper approached the microphone and confirmed his intention by lambasting the current state of Liberian politics while blaming the legislature for the high rate of unemployment, poor economic performance by the current administration and dashed hopes among the country’s youth.
But appearing on the Capitol Fm breakfast show Wednesday, Representative Gray mentioned that the workings of the national legislature is not an easy task and only people of serious minds and thoughts can succeed as lawmakers.
“That place (Legislature) is not a playground; you will have to go to bed sometimes at 4 am after reading bills and resolutions and even reading the constitution and making analysis, writing bills, and other important things,” Hon Gray added.
“I really do not like to discuss Takun- J because I love his music personally; sometimes I go to his place and sit and I know him very well but people usually joke with the legislature, but there is no joke in the legislature”.
There are so many thinkers in the legislature, to move a single legislation is not an easy thing, people think that anyone can just go to the legislature and make a difference but is not true,” Rep. Gray stated.
He commented that the Liberian legislature is not as ordinary as many think especially with the plurality of the legislature exemplified by the representation of people from different political backgrounds, as well as independent candidates.
“I am not moved by people because I grew up among grassroots supporters backed by my intellectual background, and not on the basis of singing. People will vote bad people into public office and expect good results,” Gray concluded.