>ACCEPTANCE STATEMENT BY VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE MOLLEY VARNEY PAASEWE


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18th Street, Sinkor
Monrovia, Liberia
Phone: 088 072-4514 / 076 54 0359
tqharrisforpresident@yahoo.com / http://www.tqharrisforpresident.com

VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE
MOLLEY VARNEY PAASEWE

HON THOMAS QUELEN HARRIS, PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IN THE 2011 ELECTIONS, MEMBERS OF THE VENERABLE FOURTH ESTATE, FELLOW LIBERIANS HERE AND ABROAD, FRIENDS OF LIBERIA;


FIRST AND FOREMOST, WE WANT TO GIVE THANKS AND PRAISES TO THE ALMIGHTY FOR HAVING DELIVERED US FROM THE VALLEY OF DEATH AND DESTRUCTION INTO WHICH THIS NATION WAS PLUNGED FOR ALMOST TWO DECADES. SIMILARLY, WE WOULD LIKE TO INDICATE OUR SINCERE APPRECIATION TO FRIENDS, FAMILY AND RELATIVES WHO CONTINUE TO STAND SO RESOLUTELY BY US SINCE WE MADE A CONSCIENTIOUS DECISION TO UNDERTAKE THIS GREAT JOURNEY. IN THE SAME VEIN, WE WISH TO EXTEND OUR UNBRIDLED GRATITUDE TO THE FRIENDS OF TQ IN LIBERIA, THE UNITED STATES AND THE DIASPORA FOR SUPPORTING US AND BELIEVING IN THE HARRIS-PAASEWE TEAM.


HAVING SAID THAT, ALLOW ME TO PROVIDE A BACKDROP REGARDING MY SELECTION WHICH I SINCERELY BELIEVE IS THE WORK OF PROVIDENCE AND THE AUDACITY OF ONE MAN’S AMBITION TO DEMOCRATICALLY ALTER THE POLITICAL LANDSCAPE OF OUR BELOVED COUNTRY.


EVEN THOUGH I HAD READ ALMOST ALL THE ARTICLES WRITTEN BY HON TQ HARRIS DURING THE COURSE OF THE LIBERIAN CIVIL CRISIS AND RELIGIOUSLY FOLLOWED HIS TRACK RECORD AS BEING AN UNCOMPROMISING CRUSADER AGAINST VIOLENCE AND THE USE OF ARMS TO ATTAIN STATE POWER, I HAD NEVER ACTUALLY MET THE MAN IN PERSON UNTIL FOUR WEEKS AGO WHEN I RECEIVED A DRAMATIC TELEPHONE CALL FROM HIM CITING ME TO A MEETING. DURING OUR MEETING THE FOLLOWING DAY, HON TQ HARRIS INFORMED ME THAT I HAD BEEN SELECTED TO BE HIS RUNNING MATE IN THE 2011 PRESIDENTIAL AND GENERAL ELECTIONS. ‘HOW? WHY?” WAS MY INITIAL REACTION. TO SAY I WAS BEWILDERED WOULD BE UNDERSTATEMENT. AND SO FOR THE FIRST TIME I HEARD ABOUT “PROJECT DEMOCRACY LIVE” AND HOW LIBERIANS HERE AND ABROAD BECAME PART OF A HISTORIC PROCESS THAT ALLOWS THE PEOPLE TO DIRECTLY SELECT THEIR CHOICE OF VICE PRESIDENTIAL RUNNING MATE IN THE ENSUING PRESIDENTIAL AND GENERAL ELECTIONS.


LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE FOURTH ESTATE, FELLOW LIBERIANS, INDEED, “PROJECT DEMOCRACY LIVE” IS DEMOCRACY IN REAL TIME. RIGHT THERE AND THEN, I KNEW THAT HISTORY WAS ABOUT TO BE MADE. LIBERIA, IN ANY CASE, IS NOTED FOR MAKING HISTORY, SOMETIMES FOR THE RIGHT REASONS, AND SOMETIMES FOR THE WRONG REASONS. IN 1985 THIS COUNTRY CONDUCTED THE WORLD’S MOST RIGGED ELECTIONS ACCORDING TO THE GUINNESS BOOK OF RECORDS. IN 1995, LIBERIA ALSO PRODUCED THE FIRST AFRICAN WORLD BEST FOOTBALL PLAYER. IN 2005 WE PRODUCED THE FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENT OF AFRICA. AND IN 2006 WE PRODUCED THE FIRST AFRICAN PRESIDENT ON TRIAL FOR WAR CRIMES.


TODAY, LIBERIA IS READY TO PRODUCE ITS FIRST VICE PRESIDENT CHOSEN NOT THROUGH POLITICAL MACHINATIONS, BUT BY DIRECT DEMOCRATIC CONCENSUS. IT IS A CHOICE MADE BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE AND OF THE PEOPLE. AND SO, WITH HUMILITY WE DO ACCEPT THIS CHALLENGE TODAY TO SERVE THE LIBERIAN PEOPLE BASED ON OUR FIRM CONVICTION THAT THIS NATION IS INDEED RIPE AND READY FOR A SEA CHANGE. IN SO DOING, WE WOULD LIKE TO ASSURE OUR FELLOW LIBERIANS AND THE INTERNATONAL COMMUNITY THAT THE HARRIS-PAASEWE ADMINISTRATION WILL SERVE THE PEOPLE OF LIBERIA FROM A “BUSINESS UNUSUAL” PERSPECTIVE. FOR WE KNOW THAT LIBERIANS ARE TIRED OF THE USUAL BUSINESS OF POLITICIANS MAKING EMPTY PROMISES ON THE EVE OF ELECTIONS BUT FAILING TO IMPLEMENT ONCE THEY ARE ELECTED. WE WANT TO TAKE THIS TIME TO ASSURE THAT UNDER A HARRIS-PAASEWE ADMINISTRATION LIBERIANS WILL RECLAIM THEIR SENSE OF JUSTICE AND FAIRPLAY; AND LIBERIA WILL BECOME A PLACE ONCE AGAIN WHERE EVERY MAN AND WOMAN WILL BE TREATED EQUALLY UNDER THE LAW;A PLACE WHERE DEVELOPMENT WILL NO LONGER BE PROJECTED AND IMPLEMENTED PRIMARILY THROUGH INEFFECTIVE POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS AND ELABORATE GRAPH CHARTS, BUT WHERE TANGIBLE RESULTS WILL IMPACT PEOPLE IN THEIR VARIOUS COMMUNITIES. WHETHER YOU ARE A MAN, WOMAN, BOY OR GIRL, A GRANDFATHER OR GRANDMOTHER LIVING IN GRAND BASSA COUNTY, IN GRAND GEDEH COUNTY, IN RIVERCESS COUNTY, IN NIMBA COUNTY, IN MARYLAND COUNTY, IN GBARPOLU COUNTY, IN RIVERGEE COUNTY, IN MONTSERRADO COUNTY, IN SINOE COUNTY, IN GRAND CAPE MOUNT COUNTY, IN MARBIGI COUNTY, IN BOMI COUNTY, IN LOFA COUNTY, IN GRAND KRU COUNTY AND IN BONG COUNTY, UNDER A HARRIS-PAASEWE ADMINISTRATION YOU WILL SEE DEVELOPMENT; YOU WILL FEEL DEVELOPMENT, YOU WILL TOUCH DEVELOPMENT. IN CONCLUDING, WE PLEDGE TO WORK TWENTY-FOUR-SEVEN, SIDE BY SIDE WITH HON. THOMAS QUELEN HARRIS, JR AND THE PEOPLE OF LIBERIA IN CHARTING A NEW COURSE THAT WILL STEER THIS ONCE GREAT LAND OF LIBERTY TOWARDS ITS RIGHTFUL NOBLE DESTINY. MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF US AND SAVE LIBERIA.

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