The Vice President’s apology was contained in his special response at a program held in Voinjaman, Lofa County over the weekend marking the extension of appreciation by the people of Lofa County to counties that have endorsed his presidential bid.
Boakai who is the Standard Bearer of the ruling Unity Party (UP) asked the people of Lofa to continue to believe that the time for the road project to happen is at hand.
The Vice President’s statement comes against complaints “about many things that ultimately, unfortunately, didn’t happen, including your single most critical concern-the road from Gbarnga to Mendicorma.”
The Vice President said he could provide a host of plausible excuses for which the road project was not undertaken, but added that it is not his nature to give excuses.
He however noted that the “simple humble thing to do at this juncture is to apologize, assuring the citizens of the county that if elected “God willing, it will begin soon.”
“Being in Lofa is in response to your marching order in 2015 in Voinjama that I stand up and run for the presidency of this nation,” the Vice President said.
He added: “I have come to you, as you can attest, as one who lived all his life and held all positions of trust with distinction; I did all for your honor and respect; I did so to make your appeals to collaborators and friends, and today you can say proudly Lofa has produced the best candidate in this historic election of 2017.”
Boakai reminded Lofans that they are about to make “big history” during the upcoming elections, and admonished them not to let it slip away from them as doing so “will be your greatest misstep ever.”
“Today we have come to say to Lofa, the battle is yours; let not one vote space you, one vote out of Lofa for any other presidential candidate will mean a hundred percent decision,” he stressed.