It’s Elections at Camp Pootie-Cho!
An introduction to being good citizens, Sapo for President is an important book that will teach young Liberian children about the importance of their vote, from candidates to debate, from the ballot to voting.
In order to teach the campers about selecting a leader, Mr. Bayogar decides to do a mock election. Sapo is running against Bendu and the campers have to cast a vote for the best candidate. What do you do when you are best friends with both candidates?
Hopefully, Liberian children will come away with a better understanding of the complex election-process, enduring respect for it. If you run for president, you would have to do a lot of hard work. You would study Liberia’s problems, tell the Liberian people about your plans, select a running mate, and debate your opponents so the Liberian people will get to know if you are the best choice for Liberia.
Hip Hop Hooray, It’s Election Day!
Your vote is very important. It is how you choose which community workers should be in charge. A politician is a community worker, like a teacher who takes care of your education, a doctor who cares for you when you are sick, a taxi driver who takes you to the places you need to go, or a market woman who sells you food to eat. A politician works for the community too. A good politician makes sure every citizen gets equally from the country’s resources, not just some citizens.
When you are old enough to vote, remember to vote for politicians who build schools, hospitals, bridges, and roads. Vote for politicians who give us safe drinking water, create clean environments, and help farmers grow food. Do NOT vote for politicians who give small gifts like t-shirts or bags of rice in order to get your vote and win the election. Small gifts are good for just you. Big gifts are good for everybody. A good citizen cares about others. Be a good citizen. Be a good politician. Be a good community worker.