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Senator Thomas Grupee

Nimba County Senator Thomas Grupee has urged citizens living near the borders to become security for themselves and Liberia at large. He called on citizens to report any strange movement or activity that has the propensity to bring trouble.

He reminded that troops from the United Nations Mission in Liberia or UNMIL are no longer at the borders so Liberians themselves should be vigilant. Speaking recently when he toured four districts in Nimba, Senator Grupee underscores the need for citizens to help state security institutions with information on activities in their respective communities.

He said the security agencies of Liberia are prepared to protect the country, but citizens should buttress their efforts by promptly reporting anything that may likely stir up hostility. “We do not want any form of war in this country; you know what happened during the war in Liberia. If anyone told you to support them to bring war, do not agree; report it”, he instructed.

Senator Grupee toured Yarpea Administrative District accompanied by Representative Prince O.S. Tokpa where they both urged the citizens to unite and become development-oriented. In Karnplay, District Three, he met with citizens, including the Karnplay City Council, urging them to continue to promote peace, while in Garplay, Twah River, District Four, the Senator preached the message of love and care with Liberia as supreme.

Senator Grupee ended his tour in Tahnplay, Buu-Yau, District Five near the Liberian-Ivorian Border were he donated 40,000 Liberia Dollars to the citizens. Also speaking at the country’s 169th Independence Day celebration in Tahnplay, Representative Garrison Yealu of District Four cautioned citizens not to allow themselves to be fooled by those he called fake politicians, who will soon be coming to them cash inducement in exchange for votes.

“Citizens of Nimba County do not change any of us come 2017, because we are carrying on development. The House of Representatives is a place where one needs to learn for the first term before you can get ready to move ahead”, he pleaded.

The District Four lawmaker said in America, citizens allow their leaders to spend more than 10 to 20 years in office before they can change them. Nimba currently has 127 representative aspirants and three aspirants for the Presidency ahead of the 2017 elections.

By Franklin Doloquee, Nimba

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