Cllr. Brumskine Breaks Down Strongholds in West Point and King Gray
It was Winston Churchill who said “the first quality that is needed is audacity.” Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine, Standard Bearer of Liberty Party, the leading political party in the upcoming elections, embodies this quote from the former British Prime Minister.
Cllr. Brumskine visited West Point, a populated community in Montserrado County, to engage residents regarding the plight of the country. What was supposed to be casual visit turned to a scene of immense jubilation as the residents of West Point came out singing and dancing when they saw Cllr. Brumskine walking in their community. One resident yelled “I am so happy to see you Cllr Brumskine, I have always admired you and I am so glad you are here today” and others raised their voices in chants and comments expressing gratitude for the visit. The Liberty Party Standard Bearer knocked on doors, shook hands with residents, hugged and embraced the elderly, and listened intently to the concerns of the community.
West Point was once the stronghold of Senator George Weah, who now trails Cllr. Brumskine in all the polls, but the impoverished community has turned to the Liberty Party Standard Bearer because erosion and high unemployment in their community have been ignored by the officials they elected. The residents said they were disappointed in those who should be representing their best interest in government. “We voted for them thinking they would pass laws and policies to help the average Liberian. The person we thought would help us has turned to bobo in the legislature. We now realize that we made a mistake voting for him. Just because somebody knows how to play sports well doesn’t mean they know how to lead. So Cllr. this coming election we are with you. You have the experience. And you are not afraid to speak. You have shown that you are willing to risk your life to stand up for the common person and for that you have our support.”
Political analysts in the country were amazed by the audacity of Cllr. Brumskine to enter a community that was once labeled “no go zone” to Liberty Party. One supporter of another opposition party looked perplexed when he stated “it looks like this papay has broken down our stronghold here…I am a die-hard CDCian but what I see here today scares me. Liberty Party picking up too much momentum.” Cllr Brumksine said he wants to be President for all Liberians so he will enter communities and reach out to all Liberians in his bid to reconcile the country and lead Liberia out of poverty.
Cllr. Brumskine also visited the King Gray community in the ELWA area and spoke with residents. Residents braved the rain to welcome Cllr. Brumskine. Much like West Point, the King Gray community has been hit hard by erosion and high unemployment. King Gray residents overwhelmingly pledged their support to Cllr Brumskine, promising to deliver all of their votes to Liberty Party.