The Chairlady of the friends of Tokpa has rubbished allegations that their presence at the David Kuyon sports stadium in Gbarnga was to undermine the work of Mr.Ranney Jackson, a former Superintendent of Bong County, and now Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs.
Speaking to journalists last weekend, Ms. Vivian Karpee said the issue of developing Bong County should not be mixed with politics, adding that it would greatly divide the people of the county instead of developing the county.
It was a complete drama on last Saturday when a group of young people under the banner of Friends of Ranney Jackson clashed with Friends of Tokpah- both of whom had gone to the David Kuyon Sport stadium with a campaign to give it a face-lift ahead of the commencement of the national county sports meet this weekend.
The Friends of Ranney Jackson argued that they were the ones to clean the stadium as their public service announcement had been on the radioairwves for more than two weeks, and asked that Friends of Tokpah leave the stadium.
Ranney Jackson and his brother in-law, Cuttington University President Dr. Henrique Tokpah havedeclared their intentions to contest the 2014 election. Jackson, who lost the senatorial race in two elections (2005 and 2011) will be contesting for the third time, while Dr. Tokpah would be making his political debut next year.
However, Madam Karpee expressed the belief that despite being associated with the Friends of Tokpa, it was their responsibility as peace-loving citizens of Bong to offer their services to the development of the county regardless of political differences. For more than a week, Mr. Jackson has been asking all Bong County youths to join him to clean the sports stadium, but did not say only his supporters