Former Bong County Senatorial candidate Henrique F. Tokpa and supporters have distanced themselves from a recent statement issued by Liberia’s Ambassador to the United States, Jeremiah Sulunteh, at a recent People’s Unification Party (PUP) launch in Gbarnga.
During the launch of the PUP forth night ago, Ambassador Jeremiah Suluneth told delegates and the people of Bong County that he has had an agreement with Dr. Tokpa for his support in the past 2014 Special Senatorial election, while in return, he ( Dr. Tokpa), would support him in 2017.
But the Chairman of the Friends of Tokpa, in an interview with our Bong County correspondent, expressed utmost surprise at such statement, especially when such agreement was never reached.
Mr. Alfredson Takerweah, in conversation with our correspondent from the Philippians where he’s pursing his PHD, added that the statement made by Ambassador Sulunteh was far from the truth, making it emphatically clear that the Ambassador did not support Dr. Tokpa in the 2014 Special Senatorial Election and didn’t understand why he chose to make such claim.
The FOT Chairman expressed the believe that the Sulonteh’s assertions had the propensity to present the former senatorial candidate as somebody who is inconsistent and unreliable.
According to Mr. Takerweah, Dr. Tokpa – as a very reliable and consistent person, would never go into agreements with people and later change things around over night, challenging the Ambassador to provide any document in his possession relating to the agreement to substantiate his claim.
According to him, he did not want to see any political friction between the two sons of Bong County, but fairness in the way people make political statements. Dr. Henrique Tokpa and Jeremiah Sulunteh are widely seen as the front runners of the People’s Unification Party’s for the position of flag bearer ahead of the 2017 general and presidential elections.
By Papa Morris from Bong County