A stalwart of the opposition Alternative National Congress or ANC is gearing up to battle Nimba County incumbent, Senator Thomas in 2020 midterm senatorial election.ANC’s Taa Wongbe reveals his intention to vie for the senate in his native Nimba.
Liberia is gradually gravitating to a youthful generation of leadership and Nimba County is no exception. A vote-rich county, Nimba is deeply divided on political ideologies.On local radio stations, messages of donations from various political auxiliaries are aired regularly, while senatorial aspirants are busy moving around, making pledges and presenting cash to win the hearts and minds of voters, something many have considered as “pre-campaigning.”
Among the emerging names include incumbent Senator Thomas Grupee, Mr. Taa Wongbe, Rep. Jeremiah K. Koung, Supt. David Dorr Cooper ,and former Nimba County Superintendent Edith Weh, among others.
These individuals are building their strength in different sectors of the county. While others are using their political influence, Taa has over the years built his constituents among the youthful generation of Nimba.
Many youth consider him as their mentor and face in the 2020 race. At the Nimba County Community College (NCCC) many youth have benefitted from his scholarship fund. The County honored him with his name on a statue of the former President for the college. Taa recently donated 50,000 Liberia dollars to help students build a palava hut at the NCCC.
Many youth point to his message of education and empowerment while others are interested in his message of building the agriculture sector in Nimba. Last year, through his advocacy, over 20 women agricultural groups across the county benefited from a multi-year program.