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Nimba Chiefs, Elders Re-Enforces Constitution

Nimba County’s traditional chiefs, elders and citizens are re-enforcing the national constitution with vowed not to support any aspirant(s) with criminal records- either for presidency, senatorial or representative post during the October polls this year.

The wise-men (chiefs and elders) of the supreme council of elders of the various districts, said any aspirants qualified by the National Elections Commission or NEC to contest for any public post in Nimba County with criminal records will not be voted for in the pending general and presidential elections. They did not detail criminal records referred to.

According to our correspondent, the wise-men (traditional people) met and took the decision during their conference held at the Animal Farm residence of elder, James T. Moore in Sanniquellie City, Nimba County last weekend.

The locals agreed further that only individuals with a property value of US$35, 000.00 and permanent resides there would be eligible.

They also ruled out anybody with dual citizenship, noting that an aspirant (s) must have a proven solid educational background, ranging from an Associate Degree and above, couple with working experience either in private of public sector.

Among the chiefs and elders who were drawn from several Clans within those districts in Nimba County and presence at the conference were Patrick Bamakpa, Benjamin Zeagbean, Suahquoi Gonlepa, Nyan Quieh and many more.

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