Liberia: Former Vice President Boakai Declares Himself Medically Fit for 2023 Presidential Elections

MONROVIA – Former Vice President Joseph Boakai has stated he’s is in a greater state of well being to contest the 2023 presidential elections amid intense speculations about his well being and whether or not he’s match to contest.

In an interview with the Voice of America (VOA) Wednesday, Boakai stated: “I’m very, very effectively. I took my Covid-19 vaccination and I’m doing effectively. I’m discharging my each day duty; I’m going on my farm, come to my workplace each day”.

“I do know the state of my well being, I’m very, very effectively. I can assume the presidency as a result of I haven’t been to any hospital within the final two years”.

The former vice chairman when requested whether or not he would make his well being document public forward of the 2023 presidential elections, Boakai added: “If it’s the requirement of changing into a president of Liberia then I can try this, however I feel it’s not a requirement. My medical doctors know my standing of my well being; they are going to inform me whether or not it’s vital or not. All I can let you know is that I’m wholesome”.

Asked about “being too previous” to contest the presidency, the 76-year-old replied: “I can’t change my age and I thank God I’m as previous as I’m. Age is about knowledge”.

Boakai, commonplace bearer of the previous governing Unity Party (UP), is searching for to be the usual bearer of the Collaborating Political Party (CPP) from a major comprising three completely different opposition political events.

But forward of the December major, the CPP has been embroiled in inside wrangling

The Unity Party commonplace bearer didn’t say whether or not he would relinquish his presidential ambition if he missed out on on changing into commonplace bearer of the CPP, however despatched a caveat:  “It’s all enshrined on how we understand the doc of the CPP. There is an settlement and in that settlement we must always observe all the principles to the letter. The consequence shouldn’t be dictated. Everyone ought to know this: if we will’t get a consensus, we are going to go to the Voter’s Perception Survey (VPS); then from there we are going to give the way in which ahead”.

In the build-up to the 2023 presidential elections, political observers and insiders from every of the 4 collaborating events all agree that lingering uneasiness inside the CPP poses grave risks to its survival.

For Senator Darius Dillon, the distrusts amongst feuding supporters of the four-party collaboration could also be a wholesome doze of actuality wanted to place issues in perspective albeit robust trigger for issues.

“ANC isn’t any most cancers in CPP, UP shouldn’t be a most cancers in CPP, Liberty Party, ALP, none of us ought to be most cancers – or menace to the survival, progress and success of CPP. We are in a democratic course of the place ANC is justified and has the fitting to challenge a political chief.”

The debacle inside the CPP has escalated in current weeks with the 2 main political leaders making the media rounds to elucidate why they need to head the ticket.

Former Vice President Boakai, says he’s assured of receiving the CPP’s nomination to be the standard-bearer to steer the collaboration in 2023.

“If the CPP desires to win and take Weah down, Boakai is the person to try this that is in no disrespect to my colleagues within the CPP,” the previous Vice President stated.

For Mr. Cummings, he says he’ll throw his assist behind whoever clinches the nomination. “I consider whoever wins the nomination we are going to stick collectively as a bunch and make Mr. Weah a one-term President. I’m gong to to my work to make my case to the CPP partisans, after which, the partisans will resolve. I’m assured we are going to do the work and collectively, we will make President Weah,, a one-term President.”

Amid the aggressive nature of the continued CPP course of, Senator Dillon says the method ought to be embraced by all. “We are in a democratic course of the place Unity Party is justified to challenge a political chief the standard-bearer, ALP ought to have the fitting to challenge a standard-bearer. Same with Liberty Party. Liberty Party ought to be allowed and have the fitting to challenge their standard-bearer. We didn’t type CPP to ordain a specific individual with out whom CPP can’t survive. That was not the intent, that was not the motive, that was not the justification. We got here collectively to drag our assets collectively, to deliver our concepts collectively, to merge our ideas collectively, our values, our imaginative and prescient for the nation, deliver them collectively in order that, collectively, we will have the numbers and the unity in energy to defeat the evil that’s over this nation, to take away the gang that’s ruling and wrecking this nation”.

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