Thursday, June 20, 2013 03:33
Tandapolie's Daughter Finally Concedes
Siah J. Tandanpolie, the daughter of fallen Montserrado County Representative, Moses Saah Tandanpolie has finally given up on her protest over the results of the just-ended Montserrado County District#11 Representative By-election.
Addressing a news conference on Wednesday, Madam Tandanpolie who has consistently complained that the by-election was marred by fraud and irregularities said some of her supporters uncovered pieces of evidence that point to electoral malpractice but for the interest of the district, she has abandoned her protest against the results.
“I want to urge my many supporters to let go all of those electoral related complaints and join ranks with the elected Representative to carry the interest of the district forward for it is not personal interest I had conceived but the collective interest of the district,” the 30 year old female candidate who came second in the District#11 By-election intimated.
She further noted, “By this, let me sound a caveat that I will not relent to call a spade a spade and I will exhaust all the avenues available to continue to work in the interest of the district.”
Siah then promised to continue to work tooth and nail to ensure that District#11 remains a vital part of her heart and soul adding, “This election will not and will never dissuade me from working for the district. I will continue to be engaged with all of the communities and institutions within District#11 and the county at large for the growth and development and longevity of the district and the county,” Miss. Tandanpolie stated.
The young female candidate added that she got into the race based on the selflessness and inordinate desire that was inculcated into her by her late legendary father who she said left behind virtues of honor, pride, dignity, esteem and love for fellowmen, Liberians with a trait of good neighborliness.
She said following her father's untimely demise, she mustered the courage to stand the moral high grounds to fill the void that was created because she felt his passion for the common people, his interest of developing markets for ordinary Liberians and his profound love for the commoners in settling disputes among them which earned him the name “the poor man's lawyer.”
Siah noted that her decision to contest as an Independent Candidate is what can be best described as “manifest necessity” based on the clamor and the mountain of calls from across political lines, and spectrum.
She described her defeat as an affirmation of their love and commitment for District# 11 to go forward. She then lauded residents of District#11 for their show of patriotism by voting for her during the election.