The man, who served as campaign manager and ensured Abe Darius Dillon (ADD) swept the polls to become senator for Montserrado County during the 8 December 2020 Special Senatorial Elections, Martin Saye Kollah, has inferred that ADD may most likely prefer another candidate over his candidature for the Montserrado Representative seat in District #6, during the ensuing General and Presidential elections slated for 2023.
Following ADD’s ascendency as senator for Montserrado, Kollah served as Chief of Office Staff in the Montserrado senator’s office, until recently, when he resigned.
Both men are partisans of the opposition Liberty Party (LP), which Kollah serves as Secretary General, while ADD is the party’s vice chair for political affairs.
Kollah, in his letter of resignation dated 18 August 2021, and addressed to Senator Dillon, noted that it has been his strong desire to represent the people of Montserrado electoral District # 6, in the House of Representatives.
“My family and I have decided to contest the representative seat come 2023. Therefore, I will be resigning as CHIEF OF STAFF,” Kollah among others stated in his resignation letter.
Howbeit, Kollah has intoned that he is not bother about whether or not his former boss, Senator Dillon supports his quest for the district 6 seat, adding that he is not desperate about becoming a lawmaker.
He told a local radio station Tuesday that he only wants to serve his people, but was quick to point out that he is not desperate to represent them in the House of Reps.
According to the Liberty Party Secretary General, in 2017 when he contested for the same post and lost, he had a deal with the then ruling Unity Party (UP), because he was an official of government, and the UP pledged not to have fielded a candidate against him, but stated that the former ruling party betrayed him and later fielded a candidate, who defeated him (Kollah).
He said even though the UP betrayed him and injured him politically by preventing him from becoming a Rep, as he came second to the UP’s candidate in the election, he still went ahead to make what he called a good judgment during in that year’s presidential runoff election not to support President George Weah, then a candidate, but voted for the UP’s candidate Joseph Boakai, a decision he says he does not regret.
Kollah stated that amid reports that his former boss will support another candidate other than him for the Montyserrado District #6 seat, if Senator Dillon was to follow through with such reports and dump him, he will not be moved.