Monrovia, Liberia, March 8, 2005
Fellow Liberians, Friends of Liberia, Supporters, Well-wishers, Friends, & Family:
With excitement over the potential for great possibilities in Liberia, I bring you greetings from the nation's capital, Monrovia. Indeed it is refreshing to note that the little things, too, matter. That is, for example, the buses still run from Lakpasee, Old Road, Airfield, Paynesville, etc. to Jamaica Road, Logan Town, New Kru Town, Duala, etc. and, of course, the cool and soothing Atlantic sea breeze never ceases to blow.
my farewell message to you only a few days ago, I spoke of returning
I want you to know also that I consulted with some elders and chiefs of Nimba County and, further, accepted their advice that I make the declaration to contest the Liberian Presidency in Nimba by the end of March 2005. This time-table will afford me the opportunity to prepare for the party convention scheduled for early April 2005.
Pursuant to the ceremony in Nimba County to declare my intention for contesting the Liberian Presidency, I have dispatched two teams, one to Sanniquellie and the other to Tappita, to inform the remaining chiefs and elders. A tentative budget for the occasion is in excess of US $6000.
view of the importance of the occasion in Nimba coupled with the limited
time we have, I would be delighted were you to coordinate fundraising
expeditiously with our supporters in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, North
Carolina, Georgia, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and other places in
the United States. I intend, during this week, to open an account
with a local bank in Monrovia to facilitate remittances from you.
Once I do that, I will forward the
I look forward to hearing from you by mid March 2005.
for your support in the campaign to make Liberia work for all