By Morrison O.G Sayon
Independent candidate, Robert A. Sirleaf ended his campaign yesterday for the Special Senatorial Election as thousands of supporters turned out at various locations to climax the campaign.
Early yesterday, thousands of Liberians believed to be supporters of the independent candidate stormed various points in Monrovia and its environs in celebration of the campaign activities of Mr. Robert Sirleaf, son of the Liberian President, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.
The crowd was drawn from several parts of Montserrado County where some of them were trucked while others were on the National Transit Authority buses as they assembled at the BYC Sports Stadium near the National Defense Headquarters in PHP.
Speaking to his thousands of supporters, Robert Sirleaf promised to continue his humanitarian services to Liberians and the society at large. Rob said he will continue to improve the living standard of the Liberian people when he would have ascended to the senatorial status.
His supporters marched through the principal streets of Monrovia with songs chanting slogans to their political leader.
He faces incumbent Senator, Joyce Musu Freeman, CDC political leader, George Weah, Miatta Fuhnbulleh, Cecelia Coffee-Brown, and Benjamin Sanvee of Liberty Party among others in Montserrado.
Supporters of Rob Sirleaf were seen in all corners of Monrovia carrying his banners and wearing his T-shirts. “The campaign was very peaceful as compared to previous campaigns,” a middle-aged woman said when she saw the Sirleaf’s crowd marching through Gurley Street.
Campaign for the Special Senatorial Election ends today throughout the country as thousands of Liberians will go to the polls tomorrow to cast their votes for candidates of their choice. Rob faces huge challenge from Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) political George Weah who is contesting the Senatorial seat in Montserrado.
Meanwhile, the Congress for Democracy Change (CDC) is expected to climax its campaign activities today. The party said it could not have climaxed its campaign yesterday due to the campaign activities of Mr. Robert Sirleaf.
However, the CDC said it would climax its campaign activities today, as campaign activities end today at 6:00 P.M.