Bong Electoral District #3 Representative Josiah Marvin Cole has accused citizens of Bong County of being gossipers and developers of confusion.
The defeated candidate in a recent by – senatorial election made the claim recently against his people barley a week after Deputy Speaker Prince Moye and Senator Henry Yallah of Bong County also accused religious leaders of being source of conflict in the county.
Mr. Cole claims that citizens in Bong are in the habbit of taking gossip from one lawmaker to another which he claims is causing serious problem among leaders of the county.
“If you go to Senator Henry Yallah or any other person’s meeting, what happened there don’t take the news to me. I am tired listening to gossip now,” he says.
The ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) lawmaker claims that President George Manneh Weah is tired solving confusion in Bong County that cannot end.
He says those involved in taking information from one person to another should stop immediately.
Rep. Cole warns that if citizens do not stop creating problem among leaders of the county, confusion will not end in the county.
Mr. Cole observes that the country is silent but Bong County remains in confusion, all due to gossips being spread from one leader’s camp to another.
It can be recalled that in March this year, President George Manneh Weah brokered peace among the political leaders of Bong County; a move that was welcomed by citizens.
President Weah noted that disunity among officials of the county was highlighted to him during the campaign, and urged that it was time that officials come together in the interest of the county.
There has been a long-running bitterness among members of the Legislative Caucus and some local officials of the county.
The bitterness is said to have been stimulated by political differences that has undermined unity and efforts toward peace, reconciliation and development in Bong.
By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong County–Edited by Winston W. Parley