Ahead of the October 10, 2017 Representative and Presidential elections, Lofa County Electoral District # 1 Representative Francis Sakila Nyumalin has branded some politicians in the country as ‘political hustlers’ who he said are not contemplating of becoming president, but are bent on forming collaboration when there is a second round in the ensuing elections so they can obtain space in the next government.
“There are serious political hustlers around here. Many of those that are contesting are not contemplating on becoming president, they are political hustlers wishing for there to be a second round and strike deal with major parties”, he said. He made this statement at the headquarters of the Union of Liberian Democrats (ULD) where the party endorsed the candidacy of Vice President Joseph N. Boakai of the ruling Unity Party last week. According to him, multitude of political parties are headed by people who made declaration and spent cash to become standard bearers to perpetrate themselves into government. “Some of these parties are just in the briefcase waiting for second round to come with a deal. They have ex-numbers of support and in return they want some positions in the government. There will be no second round because Liberia does not have money to waste and Liberians have decided to make Boakai and Nuquay their leaders,” he added. Commenting on the former political leader of the party, MacDella Cooper, he said as a representative, he was never prepared to support a candidate that is not prepared to take the party to the people, but a candidate that will take the party to the people. Representative Nyumalin revealed that as a member of ULD, he could not allow Madam Cooper who came from nowhere to hijack the party, after he had disclosed sometime in the United States that when has money, you can buy the presidency in Liberia. Representative Nyumalin won a by-election in March this year in Lofa County under the ULD ticket after the death of Representative Eugene Fallah Kparkar.