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Sen. Koung twists tongue on Weah

By Thomas Domah, Nimba County

Nimba County Senator Jeremiah Koung, a strong supporter of the Weah administration has distanced himself from the ruling establishment, particularly President George Weah’s bid for second term.

Senator Koung early Friday in Ganta, Nimba County, appeared on the Voice of Gompa in Ganta City, Nimba county and told Nimbaians that he, including Senator Prince Johnson, are not happy with the ruling Coalition and President Weah, citing neglect from the government.

Both senators had endorsed President Weah’s second term bid several times and their Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR) party is in coalition with the government.

However, Koung twisted his tongue over the weekend when he said he was not happy with the CDC-led government. 

He said Nimbaians do not have ministerial posts in the Weah administration, and President Weah has failed to solve land disputes in Ganta, among other concerns.

“Up to now, I am supporting President Weah, it could change depending on the result of the negotiation on behalf of our people. Sen. Prince Y. Johnson, my political leader is not also happy with the government. We are reviewing the MDR’s marriage with the Coalition in terms of what we have benefited as a party”, he disclosed.

Koung repeatedly said his people have been denied opportunities, including jobs in government.

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The NEW DAWN has not been able to establish exactly what triggered the Senator coming out publicly to express his dissatisfaction about the administration, but report says some executives of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) have called on their Political Leader Mr. Alexander B. Cummings to choose Senator Koung as running mate in the 2023 Presidential and Legislative Elections. Editing by Jonathan Browne

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