Monkeykid (JIN): In an announcement that has saddened all right-thinking citizens through the MRA and across SimNation, it was announced today that Governor Obadiah Adams has died.
A period of official mourning will culminate in a state funeral Friday, announced the Governor’s son, Senator George W. Adams.
Governor Adams had served as Mayor (later Governor) of the MRA for a record five weeks, since he was elected to succeed Bell Kinte following her death in office during week four. He was instrumental in the Revolution and bringing Monkeykid to the heights it has reached.
As hard as it is to conceive of a world without the Governor, life must move on, and one of the most obvious ways is in elections for a new governor.
The True Whig party has already announced that Assemblyman Gareth Sanchez, the Governor’s heir-apparent, shall be their nominee. Neither the Progress or RDF parties have officially announced their candidates, however there is widespread speculation that C.B. Jackson may choose to run, which may prove a more difficult race for Sanchez than imagined by many.
Rumours also have it that the RDF may nominate someone from outside the governing cadre. Speculation has centered on Dr. Marley Beare and Haile Selassie Adams, of this newspaper, although both have denied any interest.