Electoral violence looms in Nimba
By Thomas Domah/Nimba County
Tension is reportedly brewing in electoral districts four and five, respectively in Nimba County among supporters of rival political aspirants seeking elected seats there.
Currently, there are reports that 25 people from district four have expressed interest in contesting in the district, which is currently being represented by Representative Gonpue Kargon, while in District Five, about 22 persons are aspiring for the seat there presently occupied by Representative Samuel Kogar.
Rival supporters of these aspirants are threatening to disrupt activities leading to the elections in the two districts.
Result of the past election that brought Representative Gonpue Kargon to the House ended in court.
Liberians are left with only nine months to go to elections in October that the international community has described as critical for the country.
Meanwhile, over two thousand residents of Gbei-Dru in Electoral District Nine, Nimba county lack safe drinking water and have resorted to fetching water from nearby creeks to drink.
District commissioner James M.G. Karr says hand pumps constructed by non-governmental organizations in the district have broken down four years ago.
Commissioner Karr disclosed that due to the situation, some 28 towns in the district are without safe drinking water due to drinking water from creeks, children are suffering from waterborne diseases, including himself. Editing by Jonathan Browne