He ran for President in 2005 alright. Why? Nobody knows, for even though he hails from Grand Bassa, he hardly ever lived there, having been raised from childhood by Monrovia’s prominent Luke family.
He got his beginnings in business by selling Mrs. Luke’s cornbread, rice bread, shortbread and other pastries from the Luke’s Broad Street home, where GN Bank is now located. That is how Mrs. Williette Luke helped keep the family going. Her husband, Mr. Henry Luke, was an electrical engineer and one of the pioneers of the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC).