Jessie Korboi Vows To Deliver Lofa County To Pres. Weah
One of the Coalition for Democratic Change’s (CDC) partisans, Jessie korboi, in a thunder political voice has pointed out that Lofa County will vote President George M. Weah on October 10, 2023 with majority turnout.
In 2017’s presidential and legislative elections, the CDC won 14 counties out of 15 except Lofa County, which is a stronghold for the Unity Party, as a result of its Standard Bearer, Joseph N. Boakai, hailing from there.
On Thursday, September 7, as mammoth crowds gathered at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium for the launch of the CDC’s “One-Round Victory” campaign, partisan Korboi told journalists that President Weah’s first-term development marks are signs of his second-term campaign victory nationwide.
He bragged that the President should relax and not worry about his reelection because he is in the driving seat, which has made his victory inevitable.
According to him, the President has implemented several development projects since Liberia’s formation, more than any past President.
In continuation, he said that, based on the jostling crowd that attended the campaign launch, the opposition should agree that President Weah will win the election first round, and not during a run-off.
Unlike 1997 election, in which former President Charles Ghankay Taylor won first round, the subsequent elections from 2005, 2011 and 2017 have been won during run-offs.
Historically, CDC has no record of winning any election for the presidency in the first round when it was in its prime and up to present. The 2017’s elections, which it won, was not won in the first round, rather in the November 7, 2017 run-off.
Back to Lofa County: CDC’s partisan Korboi, who also hails from Lofa County, is the county’s campaign chairman for the 2023 presidential and legislative elections.
Recalling the CDC’s 2017 election political nightmare in the county at the hands of the Unity Party, Korboi has vowed to deliver the county for the reelection of President Weah.
“October 10 will tell whether Lofa County belongs to Unity Party or CDC,” Partisan Korboi said with pride and dignity.
During recent senatorial by-election, CDC did not win the county. Cllr. Jallah, who ran as an independent candidate, won in Lofa County, and joined the CDC after the elections.
Apart from Korboi, Lofa County has been a development hub for the ruling party: solar lights have been taken there and installed; town halls have been constructed and dedicated, and road construction is on-going.
Besides, many partisans of the ruling party hail from Lofa County and are campaigning there for the county to fall to CDC.
Montserrado County’s district #5 Representative, Thomas Fallah, is contesting there as a representative-candidate and as well as undertaking development projects. Monrovia City Mayor, Jefferson Koijee, is undertaking major development projects there, too. Likewise, Montserrado County’s Senator, Saah H. Joseph, is implementing projects there as well.
But Lofa County, since the formation of Gbarpolu County during former President Taylor’s administration, which reduced Lofa County’s territory and population, is no longer a vote-rich county as compared to Nimba County and Montserrado County.
Whether populated or not, the CDC has vowed to take over the county through its partisan Korboi’s influence and the other strong stalwarts who hail from there so that they can politically subdue the Unity Party in its stronghold.