Groups of youth under the banner “18-23 for Boakai” stormed the grounds of the Unity Party headquarter in Congo Town over the weekend in support of Vice President Joseph Boakai presidency bid in October of this year.
The group in a proposal explained that their decision to support the presidency of Veep Boakai is based on the confidence they have in him to create a brighter future for Liberia and its citizens. Reading the proposal of support on behalf of the group, public relations officer Michael T. Yennego noted that many young people have blamed their failure to vote on the lack of information, and not the lack of interest. Against this background, he said they have organized the “18-23 for Boakai” targeting the first-time voters nationwide for Vice President Boakai presidency. “The campaign will touch every county,” Yennego stated. The group also used the occasion to call on all first time voters to join the drive in making VP Boakai the next president of the country. Proffering remarks at the program, Unity Party National Chairman Wilmot Paye said, “When people believe in a vision and custom they take ownership, so it is with the first time voters. Since you have a decisive mind we will grant you the support. Boakai’s movement is Liberia’s movement”. Receiving the proposal of support Vice President Joseph Boakai termed the program as a historical move made by the youthful group and promised to transform the country for all Liberians. “No country goes on the right road without the approval and support of the youth in that particular country,” he added. According to the proposal the mission of the first time voters is to ensure a brighter Liberia by unifying the young people with positive messages to enhance democracy. It also states that the vision of the institution is to have quality leaders at the top of the table to keep Liberia on par with the global community. Its goals seek to galvanize all first time voters to support the presidential bid of Vice president Boakai to enhance socio-economic development across the length and breadth of the country. Meanwhile VP Boakai has promised the group a payment of one year office space in Monrovia and fifteen motorcycles as initial support to the group for its operation in the country.