Some 15 political parties under the banner of the ‘Collaborating Political Parties in Liberia’ have pledged their unflinching support to one of the major contenders Nyonblee Kangar-Lawrence in the Grand Bassa County Senatorial By-election slated for May 7, 2013. Madam Kangar-Lawrence who is contesting on the ticket of the Liberty Party (LP) has also been endorsed by the former political leader of the LP, Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine and the Women Legislative Caucus of the 53rd National Legislature.
Speaking separately on behalf of their various political parties, representatives of the parties said they have decided to support Madam Kangar-Lawrence’s candidacy because she is the only candidate capable of bringing development in Grand Bassa County.
The parties through their representatives including, Messrs Ciapha Gbolie, Hilary Mento, Melee Kemue among others believe that Madam Kangar-Lawrence is the only person who can unite the people of Bassa which had been divided over the years for various reasons.
They said candidate Kangar-Lawrence has the ability to stabilize any situation in the county and understands the plight of the citizens of Bassa especially those in remote parts of the county.
The 15 political parties that endorsed Madam Kangar-Lawrence’s candidacy include, the National Democratic Coalition (NDC), NUDP; Liberia Transformation Party (LTP); the Alliance for Peace and Democracy (APD); Liberia National Union (LINU); Liberia Destiny Party; Citizens Unification Party (CUP); NAPOL, Progressive People Party and National Social Democrat Party of Liberia.
Others are the Freedom Alliance Party; Victory For Change Party; PRODEMP; Union of Liberian Democrat; Liberia Reformation Party; Original Congress Party and Liberians Empowerment party.
At the same time, report says CDCians in Grand Bassa County have also endorsed the candidacy of Madam Kangar-Lawrence though the party had earlier threatened to boycott the Senatorial By-election in Bassa.
Speaking to the thousands of Bassonians who turned out on Saturday at the Unification Hall in Buchanan City, Madam Kangar-Lawrence said she knows the plights of Bassonians and will prioritize their issues.
“I’ve visited all of the districts in Grand Bassa County and I know the plights of our people; I will not be the talking person but will work in the interest of my people. I’ve begun the work already and will do more if I am elected as the first female Senator of Grand Bassa County,” Nyonblee said.
“You must vote Nyonblee because if you pass over Nyonblee, you will pass over development. Let us collaborate and work for our people because they are desperate; they are in need,” she then added.
Nyonblee Kangar-Lawrence is the Communication Manager of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) and the daughter of one of the most famous and prominent sons of the county, Reverend, Dr. Abba Kangar who is considered as the father of the Bassa people and first citizen; Morrison O.G. Sayon writes.