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Bong official shifts blames for his dismissal

Former Bong County Inspector and a stalwart of the ruling Unity Party William Kollie is blaming Internal Affairs Minister Dr. Henrique F. Tokpah and Bong County Superintendent Selena Polson Mappy for his dismissal.

The former Bong County Inspector was speaking Monday, 3 April at one of the planning meetings by several stakeholders including opinion leaders, prominent and eminent citizens of Bong to endorse the candidature of the Unity Party’s flag bearer Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai.

Mr. Kollie was recently dismissed from his post by President Ellen Johnson – Sirleaf for administrative reasons. The position remains vacant since his dismissal. He intimated that the team that was set up to investigate issues that led to his dismissal was influenced by the Internal Affairs Minister and Bong County Superintendent.

But Mr. Kollie was not clear as to whether he would support or disengage with the ruling Unity Party. He said he intended finding another political home because of the disenchantment he has and the attachment of the two leaders with the party in Bong County.

Former Inspector Kollie claimed to be receiving several appeals from his supporters, apparently to hold on yet until the appointment of a vice running mate to Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai before making decision ahead of the elections.

He claimed that the two officials of government are not unifiers, accusing them of allegedly getting at their kinsmen to bring them to public disgrace. In reaction to the claims on behalf of he and the Superintendent, Internal Affairs Minister Dr. Henrique Tokpa said they were taken aback for their compatriot to have such perception.

Minister Tokpah explained that even though he can recommend the dismissal of any staff of his ministry, the power was inherent into the president to appoint and dismiss. He said he has no idea about his countryman’s dismissal.
By Papa Morris, (Bong County Correspondent)-Editing by Winston W. Parley

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