A founding member and chairman of the governing council of the opposition People’s Unification Party or PUP, has sounded a stern warning to other political parties and politicians to stay clear of Bong County, central Liberia because the county is under the strong grip of the PUP, ahead of the 2017 polls.
Bong County Senator Henry Yallah, said the PUP has broken the county into cells, cautioning other political parties not to waste their money in Bong. He gave the warning recently at the first anniversary of the PUP in Kakata, Margibi County.
Several opposition parties attended the anniversary, including the governing Unity Party (UP) and the opposition Liberty Party (LP). Senator Yallah told PUP partisans not to worry comes 2017, because according to him, he and other lawmakers, who are part of the party, including Representatives TokpaMulbah, Edward Karfia, and George Mulbah are doing everything possible to win the entire county.
He added that the people of Bong are being sensitized on how to exercise their franchise and who to give their votes, adding, “The people of Bong County are also very receptive so eating some body’s money and laughing with them does not mean that they will vote for you.”
The PUP was organized in 2014 and has prided itself as a grass-roots party, preaching indigenous leadership for Liberia, though it has yet no political leader or standard bearer. By Ramsey N. Singbeh, Jr. In Margibi – Editing by Jonathan Browne