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Rep. Koung’s petition backfires in Nimba

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Citizens of Gbayee Clan, electoral district# 2 in Nimba County distance themselves from a recent petition of Representative Jeremiah Koung to contest for the county senatorial seat.A spokesperson for some aggrieved citizens from the clan in district#2 Otis M. Guanue, discloses that few days ago a former youth chair for the clan petitioned Representative Koung to contest for the senate in Nimba.

Representative Jeremiah Koung hails from Nimba County Electoral District One.
Mr. Guanue maintains that the petition in Gbayee Clan was without the acquiescence of the people of the clan.

He claims the petition was done by a handful of individuals, who are not representative of the people of Gbayee, but acted under the inducement of money.
According to him, it was during a recent by Representative Koung to their clan when the former Youth chair for District#2 Peter Kehwhen, allegedly petitioned the lawmaker to contest for the senate in 2020.

He says if the citizens of Gbayee Clan want to petition Rep. Koung, they would reach a consensual, rather than few individuals acting on their own.At the same time the people of Electoral District One accuse their lawmaker, Jeremiah Koung of failing to complete several projects he initiated in the district.

They claim their lawmaker misled them in electing him by constructing schools and market halls in towns and villages, which encourage them to give him their votes, but since his ascendency he has failed to complete those projects.But Representative Jeremiah Koung argues that government has not provided funding for legislative projects.By Thomas Domah/Nimba

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