Montserrado County’s district #4 Representative-Aspirant, Attorney Michael Thomas, has warned voters not to abandon their districts and register in other districts by politicians trucking them through dollarized means; writes Ojuku Silver-tongue Kangar, Jr.
During electioneering period, politicians are noted for using cash to lure the electorate into trucking them to other districts to register and vote. The situation was introduced in Liberian politics in 2005 during former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s first term.
The situation has had negative impact on many districts in terms of development, because development is carried out depending on the population size of a country, county, district, community, and so on.
Taking into consideration all of the demerits trucking voters to different territory has on the district and development, Montserrado County’s district #4 Representative-Aspirant, Attorney Michael Thomas, is warning his constituents to “say no to trucking”.
“I want us to say a resounding no to voter trucking this time around because development in every community is done on the basis of a particular population of a community,” Atty. Thomas sounded the caveat. “Remain in your community or district and register so that your community and district can be impacted, instead of giving impact to districts and communities in other counties.”
He made the assertion during the closure of phase-one of his mobile clinic service in New Island community, and the beginning of phase-two in Zayzay community of the district.
At present, the mobile clinic service has had impact on 30,000 to 65,000 people of the district, with thousands of United States dollars spent to underwrite the project.