A suspended paramount chief in Nimba County is calling for the relaxation of the controversial Code of Conduct for public officials, for the sake of free, fair and peaceful elections.
Chief Franklin Toweh says until someone is adjudged guilty of violating the Code of Conduct, there should be no for contention and everyone should be allowed to participate in the impending elections.
He says in instances where an issue against someone is not clear, that person should also be allowed to go ahead with his or her politically activities to avoid conflict. Chief Toweh, who has expressed interest in vying for the chairmanship of the National Traditional Council of Chiefs and Elders, made the assertion over the weekend in Graie Town, electoral district#6 along the Saclepea-Tappita highway during a recent county tour by Presidency hopeful Dr. Joseph Mills Jones of the Movement for Economic Empowerment or MOVEE party.
Dr. Jones was accompanied on the tour by his national chairman, Dee Maxwell SaahKemayah, Sr., and other party executives. Chief Toweh, who is head of Paramount Chiefs in Nimba, then pledged chiefs in the county support to Dr. Jones, ex-Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia.
He said citizens of Toweh Town were awaiting the MOVEE standard bearer, dubbed “poverty doctor” to welcome and honor him for his good work in the country. The chief recalled that Dr. Jones provided over US$2,000 to chiefs and elders of Nimba during the Ebola outbreak so that they could help to combat the virus.
By Franklin Doloquee, Nimba