Before serving as vice president, Boakai consulted with a number of institutions including serving as Chief Technical Advisor on Agriculture Policy, Ministry of Agriculture. As vice president, he was the president of the Liberian Senate and presided over plenary sessions of that body for two days each week. During the first round of the 2017 elections where none of the candidates who contested was able to obtain 50% +1 votes to become the country’s next president, president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf stated on several occasions that she was supporting her vice president. When I got there I saw Senator Jewel Howard Taylor and Senator Weah, I couldn’t tell the both senators to leave because they are both sitting senators. It was Senator Jewel Howard Taylor that gave the shovel to Senator Weah, at which time my head was bent down.
Source: GNN Liberia September 16, 2023 22:27 UTC