Several Civil Society Groups Petition Neyor

Over 14 different groups of People have petitioned former President of National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL), Mr. Christopher Z. Neyor over the weekend in Johnsonville, to contest for the senatorial seat of Montserrado County in October 14,2014 Special Senatorial Election in the country.

The groups comprised of Yanna Boys, University Students of Montserrado County, Slums Dwellers, Youths United for Justice and Advocacy, Operation Mass Support, Youth Parliament of District Number 2, Concerned Marketers of Montserrado County, Women of Tomorrow Incorporated, Concerned Muslims of Montserrado County, Street Vendors, Christopher Neyor Scholarship Beneficiaries, Montserrado for Christopher Z. Neyor and Township of Johnsonville.

According to the groups, they have petitioned Mr. Neyor because he has made significant contributions to national development and growth and empowered young Liberians through capacity building and gave many opportunities to Liberians to go abroad and pursue their studies.

The groups believe that if Mr. Neyor is elected Senator of Montserrado County in October 14, he will undoubtedly make a great difference at the National Legislature and will make laws that will be in the interest of everyone. Township of Johnsonville Chairman, Mr. Jackson Nyenpan disclosed that Mr. Neyor was petitioned based on his good records at the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) and National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) and other public offices where he demonstrated his commitment and provided more opportunities for Liberians which enabled other people today to become stakeholders in the country.

Mr. Jackson then lauded Mr. Neyor for the noteworthy role in the Liberian society and promised to support him come October 14, 2014 Special Senatorial Election.

A member of Slum Dwellers, Mr. Loramso Johnson, said many communities have been affected due to sea erosion in New Kru Town and West Point and the government of Liberia is yet to do something about the situation.

Mr. Johnson said citizens who are living in the slum communities are threatened by the remorseless sea wave and he believes that if Mr. Neyor is elected as Senator of Montserrado County, he will help to address the erosion issue at the National Legislature. Meanwhile, Mr. Neyor has accepted the petition and has lauded the inhabitants.

Mr. Neyor said when he was at the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) and the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL), he gave assistances to Liberians and sent others abroad to earn masters degrees and even awarded scholarships to young people in the country.