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Nimba declared ‘no-go-zone’

Politicians going to Nimba County to attract support of electorates would have to think twice or have themselves to blame comes 2017; Senate Prince Johnson’s newly formed Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction or MDR has warned. 


The party has declared the county as a no-go-zone in terms of sharing votes with other political parties in the country.  Speaking on Radio Sehnwai – a community station based in Sanniquellie City recently, MDR secretary General Wilfred Bangura said electorates in Nimba are unbendable or firm on taking the party to the ballot box so all other politicians and parties should stop wasting their time in Nimba.

Mr. Bangura said while it is true politicians want to capture the minds of citizens in the MDR’s stronghold, it would be an impossible venture for them, saying ‘’MDR remains Nimbaians, heartbeat and is unbeatable.’’
He said 500,000 membership cards printed in Nigeria and brought to Liberia has exhausted and citizens are requesting for more.

‘’I again reiterate, Nimba is a no-go-zone for politicians in terms of dividing votes comes 2017 elections. Let them spoil their resources and waste their pressure time in augmenting [our] votes”, he boasted.  Several big name parties here, including the Congress for Democratic Change of Senator George Manneh Weah, Liberty Party of Cllr. Charles Walker Brumskine, All Liberian Party of businessman Benoni Urey and the governing Unity Party newly elected standard bearer Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai had all gone to Nimba – Liberia’s votes-rich county at separate moment to get support of electorates ahead of the 2017 Presidential and Representative Elections.

MDR leader Senator Prince Johnson, who became kingmaker in 2011, is yet to state clearly which way he intends to go in terms of collaboration. But if he finally decided, a marriage with any of the mentioned parties or ex-governor Dr. Mills Jones’ Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE) could be a determining factor in the outcome of the impending elections.

By Allen P. Lablah from Sanniquellie City-Editing by Jonathan Browne

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