…In Montserrado County
The Liberty Party of Cllr. Charles W. Brumskine Saturday displayed its power in Montserrado County with thousands of supporters across the county turning out in their numbers during the official launch the party’s campaign.
Thousands of partisans and supporters of the party, dressed in dominant white and green t-shirts were in the morning hours of Saturday seen in various communities in high gear for the launch of their campaign.
As the day progresses, the partisans and supporters took to the streets and roads in Monrovia and its suburbs as they marched to their party headquarters along the Tubman Boulevard at Catholic Junction.
Other partisans and supporters were seen in buses and other vehicles whistling pro-Brumskine’s songs.
The launch of Liberty Party campaign created huge traffic in and around Monrovia, but supporters of the party said people knew Saturday was given to them, as such, those who never wanted to be part of the launch should have stayed home.
Before Cllr. Brumskine and his running-mate Harrison Karnwea could arrive at the party headquarters, thousands of supporters thronged the area which led vehicles using the Tubman Boulevard route to divert to Old Road.
Cllr. Brumskine and Karnwea who were flanked by their wifes on their vehicles received stirring welcome when they arrived at the party headquarters.
Addressing his partisans, Cllr. Brumskine who was dressed in dominant green t-shirt said when elected, he would cut salaries of government officials including him and his vice president by 30 percent, which help his government create equality and cut government’s spending.
“I will cut my salary by 30 percent, I will cut the salary of the vice president by 30 percent, I will cut the salary of cabinet ministers by 30 percent; but I will need your support to get the representatives and the senators, especially those people who support Joe Boakai, I need to have them agree to cut their salaries so that our children can go to school, so that our old people can have retirement benefits, that the disabled people can be taken care of in this country; so come election I need you to vote for Liberty Party emblem. I need you to vote for everybody who is from Liberty Party,” Brumskine said.
The astute lawyer said his party is determined to bring about change in Liberia, noting that it is time to do more investment out of Monrovia so that people in those areas can feel part of the country.
“It is time to take government money from the big shots and invest it in the average Liberian. It is time for free education for all our children. It is time give retirement benefits for our old people who live in the interior,” he said.
He boasted of not being a new comer to Liberian politics recalling back in 1997 when he served as President Pro-Tempore of the Liberian Senate.
Cllr. Brumskine The Liberty Party presidential candidate also swanked of having the academic qualification that would make him a better president compared to the remaining 19 in the race.
He called on Liberians to vote for Liberty Party, which he said is better prepared to bring about real change in Liberia.