By Bill W. Cooper
Thousands of constituents of Montserrado County District 10, Wednesday, September 27, 2023, joined a show of support for Josephine Davies, during the official launch of her campaign to become the district’s lawmaker.
With an unwavering commitment to serve all residents of District 10, Davies, the Commerce Ministry’s former Inspector General, has also set forth a vision that promises effective representation and tangible development for the entire district and its inhabitants.
Additionally, the event, which drew massive crowds, further demonstrated that the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) candidate has successfully captured the hearts and minds of her constituents.
With just 11 days for Liberians to elect a new breed of leaders, Madam Davies is however facing serious challenge from incumbent Representative, Yekeh Kolubah, and 15 other candidates for the district seat.
But during the campaign launch, which started with a rally from the entry of various communities across the district, thousands of supporters, dressed in their blue, white, and red berets and t-shirts, were also heard chanting anti-slogans against Rep. Kolubah like: “We Don’t Want Ma Cusser, We Want Jojo; Da Jojo We Want; Thank God I Get My Voting Card, Da My One Vote Can Make Jojo Win, and We Tired With Cussing, We Want Development,” among others.
The rally, held at the famous CDC headquarters in Congo Town, within district 10, also witnessed Davies’ charismatic presence and an outpouring of enthusiasm from her supporters, with some opposition supporters, including Representative Yekeh Kolubah’s four siblings, all pledging their unwavering support to Madam Davies’ Representative ambition.
In her speech, Davies eloquently articulated her vision for the people of District 10, and stressed the importance of inclusivity, promising to be the representative for all, regardless of political affiliation, ethnic background, or socioeconomic status.
Consequently, her commitment to fairness and justice resonated deeply with the audience, eliciting resounding cheers and applause, as well as the chanting of battle cries from thousands of supporters in attendance.
The CDC candidate further acknowledged the challenges faced by the district, ranging from inadequate infrastructure, limited access to quality education, healthcare disparities, and high unemployment rates.
Pledging to address these pressing issues head-on, she outlined a comprehensive plan of action already crafted and agreed upon by local leaders of the District that included robust investment in infrastructure initiatives, to improve educational facilities and programs, to cultivate job opportunities.
Furthermore, Madam Davies emphasized her intent to foster open lines of communication with constituents, by regularly organizing town hall meetings and implementing participatory governance practices, and expressed her belief in collaborative decision-making, stating that she would be receptive to the concerns and ideas put forth by the residents of District 10.
Meanwhile, throughout the campaign launch, supporters passionately shared their personal experiences with Davies, testifying to her dedication and tireless work on behalf of the community.
Many spoke of her previous community involvements, citing her unwavering commitment to public service and her ability to bring people together, including women and youths of the district, for the common good.
Davies, in her closing remark, also assured her constituents that she would prioritize transparency and accountability, and pledged to be accessible to all, establishing a responsive and responsible office that would actively engage with residents to ensure their voices are heard and represented.
The overwhelming support received during Josephine Davies’ campaign launch now sets a promising precedent for her bid to become Montserrado County District 10’s representative, and with her vision and determination, Davies appears primed to bring positive and transformative changes to the district, valuing inclusivity, fairness, and progress, above all else.
“I Will Be Representative For All District Constituents” -Davies Assures
By Bill W. Cooper