By Bill W. Cooper
A member of the Collaborating Political Party (CPP), Roland Fannoh, has denied rumors that his desire to seek legislative power is to enrich himself at the detriment of the ordinary citizens.
The District 16 representative aspirant in Montserrado County who seeks to unseat Rep. Dixon Seboe stressed that he is not desperate for public positions, but is seeking an opportunity to serve his district and country at large through adequate representation at the level of the Legislature.
Speaking on November 29, 2021 when he accepted a petition from thousands of residents to contest in the 2023 elections in the district, the staunch member of the opposition Liberty Party (LP) pointed out that he believes his conscience will forever beat him if he turns down the request of the residents of District 16 who are now in dire need of a patriotic leader.
Key among his objectives has always been the burning desire to use his education, experience and contacts to help better the lives of other people, noting that their request has paved the way for the attainment of his dream and also be a brand new day of the district.
“I am greatly honored to have successfully passed through your rigorous processes of evaluation and critical examinations of my leadership skills, experience, humility, willingness to accept suggestions and recommendation of my people, and this petition from all of you comes with huge challenges but with unity, sincerity and commitment, it is achievable,” he intoned.
The CPP executive stated further, “I have heard your cries and feel your pain ranging from numerous issues you face as a result of bad leadership and I am overwhelmed to realize today that citizens have followed our activities which are inclusive of promotion of education, supports for sports, including developmental programs and initiatives as well as personal interventions over the past years.”
“I tell you that if there is, or will ever be a need for change, now is the time! As a servant whose goal is to provide better leadership that will improve the lives of others and develop our district, I Roland Fannoh do hereby agree to your petition to contest in the upcoming 2023 general and presidential elections for the Representative Position of District 16, Montserrado County,” he averred.
Earlier, reading the petitioning statement on behalf of the citizens, Elder Moses J. Tarpeh outlined inadequate representation, poor oversight, inability to make laws, disconnection from progress and development, including their observation of poor management of the district in the hands of elected individuals as some reasons for their decision.
According to the citizens, their decision taken during the 2017 presidential and legislative elections has brought them shame and backwardness due to their emotions, stressing that the development of their district has been overtaken by greed and egoism, thus causing the Borough of Kru Town to experience stagnation in all spheres of development.
“The youths are left idle all day long because there are no visible or accessible programs for mind-development and women empowerment. There is a very high level of insecurity due to an increase in drug addiction; there is no proper governance based on these counts and more ladies and gentlemen, fellow citizens of District #16, Mr. Roland Fannoh, we the citizens of District #16 hail and petition you,” the petition read.
District 16 Petitions
By Bill W. Cooper