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Political Uneasiness in Bong County

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The official campaign of the Representative candidate for the Unity Party in Electoral District #3, in Bong County Ansu Sesay, has taken place in Gbarnga, with thousands of supporters in attendance.

The Ansu Sesay campaign launch came barely three days to the general and presidential elections slated for 11th October. In his campaign speech, Sesay, who was astonished by the turnout, pledged his commitment to delivering the district from the hands of “greedy politicians.”

He said for too long the people of Jorquelleh District have suffered hunger at the hands of power greed officials, and the time was right for them to make the right pick for someone that is a grassrooters and understands the plights of the masses.

He called on the people of Bong to cast their votes beyond ethnicity, but rather qualification and willingness to serve. Candidate Sesay, who spoke amidst cheers and singing from the thousands of supporters, who thronged the stadium, hailed the citizens for being farsighted in supporting his candidature.

He outlined his dreams for the district; including the drafting of a bill to introduce vocational education in all high schools in the country to enable young Liberians attain vocational education after their graduation from secondary school.

He also named reconciliation, healthcare, proper representation and oversight as well as infrastructural development as his primary goals, if elected. The UP candidate told the electorate to elect him to the district based on what he has done, which include but not limited to the construction of schools, bridges, and hand pumps, etc.

The launch has been labeled as successful by his campaign team headed by James Jallah. It has been described as the widely attended program by any candidate in District #3, including the incumbent George Sylvester Mulbah.

Earlier, many had thought that Representative Mulbah would sail smoothly for a second term, but with the latest development form the camp of Ansu Sesay, many citizens are considering the contest between both candidates to be a tough one.

What is astonishing, however, is the level of support received by Ansu Sesay from the culture director of Bong County, Joko Kuyon, who is very influential with the traditional people, including chiefs and elders of Bong County.

Though the issue of tribal politics is taking the center stage as to who becomes the next representative of district #3 in Bong County, candidate Sesay asked Bong County people not to vote on tribal line, but based on competency and the love for people. 

The ceremony, which took place at the popular David Kuyon Sport Stadium in Gbarnga, brought together thousands of supporters and was graced by the Senior National Vice Chairman of the Unity Party, Jeremiah Sulonteh and other local UP executives.

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