Rep. Koffa Snubs Senatorial Race

Rep. Koffa Snubs Senatorial Race Featured

MONROVIA, LIBERIA - Grand Kru County District #2 Representative, Cllr. Fonati Koffa, has said he will not participate in the much publicized ensuing Special Senatorial Election in Grand Kru County.

The Special Senatorial Election is slated for December 8, 2020. Fifteen (15) senatorial seats are up for grasp, with most, if not all of the 15 senators, whose tenures will expire few months from now, seeking reelection. The ensuing election is in line with the Constitution, which is regarded as the organic of the country.

In his official Facebook post, Rep. Koffa said after careful thought and reflection he has decided not to participate in the Special Senatorial Election in his county, his land of nativity.

“There is no compelling reason to do so at this time. More besides, the fiscal constraints nationally, which has greatly affected our development efforts in the county, means we must focus all of our financial capacity towards our infrastructure and humanitarian effort in district #2. To divert valuable resources towards a campaign now would be costly to the district and the returns will be marginally selfish,” Rep. Koffa intimated.

Rep. Koffa, who is the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the Liberian House of Representatives, added: “The pace of our development efforts is not to our satisfaction and we cannot betray the people of district two by mounting a protracted political campaign to further slow those efforts down. They deserve 100% of our attention.

Ours is a legacy building political career not a transient one. Therefore, we must complete the job for which we have been elected.” The decision by one of Liberia’s prominent Liberian lawyers to rescind his decision not to contest the Special Senatorial Election in Grand Kru County is said to have come as a big surprise to several of his supporters and well-wishers who had asked him to throw his weight in the Special Senatorial Election in GrandKru County.

Meanwhile, the momentum for the 2020 Special Senatorial Election has gripped the entire county, particularly Monrovia-the Capital City of Liberia, with several big names surfacing and resurfacing on the political stage for what has been described as a “politically charged” election.

 

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