Rock war in Montserrado
Rock war ensued between some supporters of Montserrado County District #14 representative candidate Muka Kamara and and a lady believed to be supporter of incumbent representative Abrahan Vamuyan Corneh, III, in the Vai Town area on Saturday, 30 September.
The NewDawn staff who witnessed the incident says rock throwing between the sides ensued when a group of supporters loyal to candidate Kamara got at the main entrance of Mawah Clinic in Vai Town, a part of different communities on vast lands believed to belong to incumbent Corneh.
The incident nearly left the NewDawn’s reporter who was posting upstairs on the porch of the building where the stone – throwing woman lived nearly got wounded when he tried to escape the intensifying rock war between the lady and Kamara’s supporters.
Our reporter says opposing messages from Mr. Kamara’s camp were being thrown against Rep. Corneh when the unidentified lady threw rock at the matching group downstairs. They responded with stones against the lady.
The situation was later calmed down through the intervention of senior officials of from candidate Muka’s camp. They had called on those engaged in the election violence act to desist when the lady involved after the lady who had thrown rock at them escaped and entered her apartment for rescue.
After the incident, Mr. Kamara took some time criticizing incumbent Corneh during a campaing event at the Clara town Football Filed on Bushrod Island.
The independent representative candidate criticized the mini clinic constructed by Rep. Corneh, claiming that it has no essential medical drugs.
“We can assure you that when you vote us October 10, this road will be constructed to provide easy access to goods and services. People of District #14, your town hall [was] broken down by your representative who promised to reconstruct it but has failed. Give me power and I will build you a modern town hall”, said Mr. Kamara.
He pleaded with his supporters to give him legislative power in return for development, promising to lobby with local and international partners and government to erect a modern health center to improve the medical needs of the people.
Mr. Kamara adds that he would provide scholarship to deserving students of the district to pursue college education as a way of positively contributing to the manpower development of the district.
By Emmanuel Mondaye -Edited by Winston W. Parley