Chapter backs members contesting ALJA elections

Lincoln Bryant is vying to become vice president of ALJA

The Midwest Chapter of the Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) has agreed to support three of its active members who have all declared their intention to vie for various positions in the forthcoming ALJA general and presidential elections. Elections are expected take place on October 5 in the US.

Those vying for positions include Joe Mason as National President, Lincoln Bryant, National Vice President, and Cyrus McGee as National Assistant Secretary General respectively. 

Mason currently serves as ALJA National Vice President while McGee is Secretary General for ALJA Midwest Chapter of the United States. Bryant last served as head of membership drive for the chapter.  

According to a news release issued here today by officials of the Midwest Chapter, the endorsement of the three gentlemen took place at the weekend during a mass meeting held at the Riverview, Minnesota residence of Bryant.

The meeting was graced by two prominent newsmen of Liberia, currently visiting the US, renowned Talk Show host, T-Max Jlateh (50-50) and Journalist Sayou Tequah.

The release further stated that the move by members of the Midwest Chapter’s unanimous endorsement is based on the candidates’ individual sacrifices as well as contributions and hard work towards achieving the overall goals of the chapter and also that of the national body as a whole.

The Midwest Chapter, headed by James Kokulo Fasuekoi, urged all eligible ALJA voters to support the three candidates whose leadership would work even harder at seeking new opportunities for all of ALJA members such as short and long-term professional media training.