Monrovia, Liberia – Edward W. Appleton Jr., the Standard Bearer of the Grass Roots Development Movement Party, is making headway faster than his rivals who stream their campaign events on five to ten Facebook Live platforms. Appleton Jr., didn’t have a Facebook Live account or a radio talk show during his campaign and can not be really recognized by many Liberians.
Liberians are shocked by The Ghost in the 2023 General Elections, particularly in Monrovia, the country’s capital. Joseph Toil describes the current individual as a “Ghost,” since such individuals in Liberia constantly spread their messages to the populace through the media and social media platforms.
“Because we believe Facebook is the best and only platform for a candidate to be known during an election, we don’t know him. We think his numbers are manufactured because we never saw him on Facebook talking negatively about other candidates.”
In contrast, images are currently trending on social media depict APPLETON engaging with Liberians in communities as part of a campaign strategy before the elections on October 10, 2023.
APPLETON is now third on the National Election Commission 2023 Presidential results as 72.92% of the results has been announced. The GDM standard breare is currently in third plae with 28,750 votes and 2.12%, while President Weah lead with 593,558 votes or 43.80%, and UP Boakai follows with 589,977 votes or 43.54%.