Langston professor to run for president of Liberia
LANGSTON, Okla. (AP) - A Langston University professor says he's returning to his African homeland of Liberia to run for president.
Edmund Kloh came to the United States in 1975 to further his education and has taught English at the rural Logan County university for more than a decade. He says he now feels called to return to Liberia to run for the presidency, even though he has no political experience or financial support.
He says he wants to make sure food and schools are available to everyone in his war-torn homeland and that he can help bring democracy to Liberia, using what he's learned as a teacher.
Kloh plans to leave for Liberia this summer to prepare for next year's election. Current Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said she plans to run for re-election.