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“Karfiah or Kpehe Should not be elected”

--Former Agriculture Minister

By Joseph Titus Yekeryan

Former Agriculture Minister Dr. Mogana Flomo Jr. says “Businessman” Johnny Kpehe and Representative Edward Karfiah do not deserve to be elected in the October 2023 elections.

Dr. Flomo told an interview over the weekend in Bong County that Johnny Kpehe is inexperienced and does not have the attribute of a leader.

He warned that electing him would be a disaster for the county.

He said besides money, Kpehe does not have a single quality of a leader, stating that in any attempt to have him elected, his inferiority would contribute to the backwardness of the already underdeveloped Bong County.

Johnny and Karfiah are the two top names in the Senate race for Bong in the upcoming October elections.

Flomo on the other hand wants to replace Dr. Henrique Flomo Tokpa who was elected during the 2018 senatorial by-election to replace Jewel Howard Taylor, Liberia’s current vice President.

Flomo contested in the 2020 election and finished 3rd to Senator Prince Moye and Henry Yallah who is currently lobbying for the vice Standard Bearer post of Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction-MDR.

“I am yet to understand why people keep jumping around for a little boy who has no quality of a leader,” said Dr. Flomo. 

“Are you kidding me? Do you mean the Bong County people want to make Johnny Senator? Look, this will be the worst thing to ever happen in this County.”

Flomo kicked against taking someone from anywhere only because he is sharing money and making him Senator for a traditional County like Bong.

For Karfiah, the former Agriculture Minister said he has failed the people of electoral District #5 and Bong County by extension.

According to him, Representative Edward Karfiah has served for about 12 years and 2024 will be the best time for him to rest.

He said that Karfiah in his 12 years run has done nothing substantial that should trigger his elevation despite chairing a critical committee at the lower house.

Dr. Flomo referenced Senator Moye who left his position as a Deputy Speaker to contest the 2020 senatorial race; adding that Moye’s ascendency to the position has changed absolutely nothing.

He wants the Bong County citizens not to be moved by instant gratification but should forge dividends for the future generation.


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