Cllr. Gongloe Vows to Defeat Weah in 2023; Says Appeal Gaining Momentum  

MONROVIA – Presidential aspirant Cllr. Tiawon Gongloe says he is more optimistic about his chance of beating President George Weah in the 2023 presidential election.

Cllr. Gongloe is the immediate former president of the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA). Immediately after his tenured expired as LNBA president, he declared his intention to run for the nation’s highest seat, the presidency.

He is currently on a tour of the United States, meeting with Liberians residing there and explaining to them about his presidential ambition. His prime objective, he said, is to fight corruption, lawlessness, and to decentralize the economy.

Speaking to the Voice of America, Gongloe said his message is resonating well with the diaspora Liberians, and with the momentum back home, he is optimistic of defeating President Weah comes 2023.

“The reception that I have gotten from the diaspora Liberian in America, especially based on the message I brought to them about my analysis of the problems in Liberia and the prescription. People liked it. This makes me more optimistic that I will win this election 65%,” he said.

Asked how the diaspora Liberians will help him win when they are not on the ground to vote for him, in response, the former LNBA’s president said Liberians residing abroad have huge influence on their relatives and friends back home, and in most cases, they listen to their advice.

In addition, he stated that in every election year, huge numbers of diaspora Liberians return home to vote, and next year will not be an exception.

“Every year Liberians living here send not less than US$300 million to Liberia and because they support their family in Liberia… It is said one who controls the belly controls the mind so they will tell them who to vote for” he noted.

According to him Liberia is food insecure because about US$209 million is spent annually for importation of rice, US$45million for poultry products; while hospitals have run out of medicine throughout the country.

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