So my husband Niankoro Yeah Samake, has decided to run to be President of his country. In a country that is 90% Muslim and that holds the title of the third poorest country, Yeah hopes to bring principle based leadership and also give his people a hand up, not a hand out.
So where do I fit into all this? My name is Marissa Samake. Used to be a manager at Convergys in the US, I am now full-time mom, caregiver, nurse,teacher and bug swatter to my two kids: Keanen who is 5 yrs and Carmen who will be 3 soon. We have all come here so that Yeah can focus on his campaign for the next year. Here, I hope to capture my thoughts and experiences over the next year not only on our personal experiences but our encounters on the campaign trail. Where political candidates are raising billions of dollars in the US, Yeah hopes to use grassroots organizations and efforts to speed his victory. He will also need to raise atleast $200000 to launch his campaign next month and $10 million dollars by the end of the year. The first round of elections is in February and the second run off is April.
One day at a time……a journey has begun for the Samake family