By Jusu Kamara
Prof. Alaric Tokpa, congratulations as you declared your intentions to run for the Liberian Senate. You are a sainted struggle icon and have lived all your life fighting for the dignity of our people. At a very young age, you threw yourself in the vortex of the struggle for social justice, academic freedom, and peace which in its gyration, you emerged as a pure revolutionary. For this, you were imprisoned at the famous Belle Yalah slaughter camp by despot Samuel Doe. You have paid your dues in struggling for the honor of the state. Even in prison, with the sword at your throat, you never had fear questioning the status quo.
You deprived yourself of all the social luxuries that a young man enjoys while growing up just to ensure that the tragedy that then presided over the state vanish! You exposed yourself to horrors and tyrannic menaces when it was not fashionable to do so.
Che as you are called by devoted comrades, cadres and militants, you are a living legion with rich heritage of selfless struggle in the services of humanity.
We again say, congratulations on your declaration of intent for the senate in Gbapolu. You are one of the people’s children. They know you very well especially during your days in prison with them.
Count on us when the time cometh, and by your right-hand side, we shall be to ensure a possible victory!
Main Photo: Comrade Alaric Tokpa