Rufus Neufville tips as Boakai’s running-mate

A pro- Boakai youth group is calling on the ruling Unity Party to put forth Honorable Rufus Neufville, as running mate to Joseph Boakai in the upcoming presidential and representative elections.

Several names including Dr. Antoinette Monsio Sayeh, Director of the African Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF); Dr. Henrique Tokpah, Minister of Internal Affairs and former President of the Cuttington University; Gbehzongar Milton Findley, former President Pro tempore of the Senate; Atty. Samuel Kofi Woods, former Minister of Public Works; and Honorable Matenokay Tingbeh, a legislator from vote rich Nimba County have been on the lips of pundits, as Vice President Boakai’s running mate dilemma for the October 10 polls intensify.

The Progressive Youth for Boakai Presidency said Ambassador Nuefville’s meaningful role in society makes him a preferable candidate for Liberia’s vice presidency.

“Neufville has vast experience in public service and is suitable to serve as running mate to the Unity Party’s presidential hopeful,” the group said in a press statement issued on Thursday.

The youth movement said it has written the office of the Vice President requesting the kindly consideration of their appeal.

The Progressive Youth for Boakai Presidency in its statement also highlighted the instrumental role Hon. Neufville played during the disarmament and reintegration of young people across the country during the civil crisis.

PYBP communication to the Vice President stressed the need for Liberia’s next vice president to have a full understanding of legislative politics.

Rufus Dio Neufville represented the people of Montserrado County District ‘2’ (now District 8) at the national legislature from 2006 – 2011.

Mr. Neufvill also served in the National Transitional Legislative Assembly, where he represented the youth.

He worked in the office of the President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as Chief of protocol, having served Deputy Commerce Minister.

Currently Hon. Neufville works as Deputy Minister for Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

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