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Embattled Gbarnga City Mayor Viola Nyamah Cooper says she is leaving her office to avoid being harmed by Jorquelleh District #3 Representative Marvin Cole.


Our Bong County correspondent says Madam Copper accuses Rep. Cole of allegedly overlapping her function, thus prompting her to disengage herself from activities of the Gbarnga City Cooperation (GCC).

Speaking at a press conference recently, the Gbarnga Lord Mayor said despite her desire to leave the GCC office, she remains the legitimate Mayor of Gbarnga until President George Weah appoints another person.

She however says she can no longer bear the situation on grounds that Mr. Cole continues to warn her to leave the GCC office.

She complains that recently Rep. Cole went at the GCC office with an estimated number of 25 men to warn her that she is no longer the head of the Cooperation.
She says she was in Nimba attending a workshop when the information hit her, noting that she immediately launched an appeal to President George Weah to intervene on the situation.

According to her, goods that were collected from marketers as a result of violating city guidelines have been forcefully taken from GCC office and given back to the marketers by Rep. Cole.

His actions have created concerns in the county with some people saying he does not know his function as a lawmaker.

She described the action of the Mr. Cole as premature behavior, stating that he does not even represent a lawmaker. Some radio talk show participants have condemned the recent action of Rep. Cole, with some calling on him to leave the lawmaking job and take over the office of the Gbarnga City Cooperation.

There are also people who believe that Mr. Cole is applying these actions because he was not supported by Madam Viola Cooper during the just ended election.

Madam Cooper is said to have been one of the misterminders of Mr. Cole’s dismissal barley three months of operation at the GCC prior to being elected a lawmaker.

By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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