For Ambassador Joe Boakai, he comes to the election as an incumbent Vice President after winning two successive elections on the same ticket with President Sirleaf. Regardless the challenge of convincing Liberians to elect him this time around as president, VP Boakai has emphasized the significance of the 2017 elections in the country’s existence. “Notwithstanding the current reality of our national security and law enforcement lies for the large part in our own hands,” VP Boakai said. Vice President Boakai is unquestionable the standard bearer of the UP after he received the party’s backing during a convention held in Gbarnga Bong County. Political commentators say, Boakai era could prove more challenging compare to the past two elections under Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as running mate.
Source:   Front Page Africa
January 11, 2017 02:26 UTC