Throw jabs at one another
By Ethel A Tweh
Senators Abraham Darius Dillon, Nyonblee Kangar Lawrence, and Edwin Melvin Snowe throw jabs at one another as they campaign here for their representative candidates in Bomi County.
Both Senators Dillion and Lawrence had gone to the county over the weekend on a campaign tour for the opposition Collaborating Political Parties or CPP Candidate Charles Brown.
The Montserrado and Grand Bassa counties’ senators told the people of Bomi to reject Senator Snowe’s candidate on grounds that electing her would mean putting more money in Snowe’s pocket.
Snowe is supporting and campaigning for Independent Candidate Finda Alice Gborie Lansanah, widow of the late Bomi County Senator Lahai Gbabye Lansanah. The late former senator was Snowe’s campaign manager in Bomi in 2020.
But two senators note that Snowe sits with President Weah frequently at Jamaica Resort, the President’s private recreational center, so electing Madam Finda Lansanah, would mean she will similarly sit with the President and push Mr. Weah’s agenda over the people’s interest.
Senator Dillon says he’s uncomfortable meeting with citizens in Married Camp because he was out of Internet connectivity in a concession area, stating that he’s not accustomed to it.
But Snowe asks, “Oh! My Brother Dillon, when I put money in your pocket to run your campaign and paid your poll watchers, in no uncertain term meant that said money was put in my pocket to give out to you?”
He describes Dillon’s stance as fake advocacy, saying that he will also urge Dillon not to assume the position of an occasional advocate, as he has always presented himself.
“How can you pretend to advocate for my citizens to get internet facility in Bomi when our people in rural Montserrado County, such as Todee and the different settlements are without internet and other basic social services? You expose your fakery by this singular act of pretending to advocate for another man’s family when your own family is in serious need. This is no surprise though because this has always been your true nature; telling lies about everything, living in falsehood, operating in treachery.” Snowe added.
Snowe, who terms Senators Kangar-Lawrance and Dillon’s campaign as ‘Safari’, thanks to them for visiting Gbah Jarkeh, as they continued their Safari, adding that it was a town that he (Snowe) just introduced a Bill for in the Senate to have it transformed into a township. “Kindly join me to approve this Bill since you both enjoyed your day there.”
The Bomi Senator continues that if he and his candidate sat at Jamaica Resort, President Weah will patiently listen to them as they discuss the development of Bomi and the country and will not be sleeping and “Squandering Opportunities” at the same time.
“You both should be ashamed of yourselves that the people of Montserrado and Grand Bassa Counties will elect you and you both will rather put your personal selves and hate for a person over the development of the people who elected you. I advise no matter how small or big a project that benefits your people seems to be, you both should always access the executive branch of government in the developmental interest of your people.” Snowe advises.
The National Elections Commission is conducting four by-elections in Bomi, Bong, Grand Gedeh, and Nimba counties, respectively to fill vacant seats created in the House as a result of December 8, 2020, Special Senatorial Election. The poll is scheduled for this November. Editing by Jonathan Browne