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Suakoko Students Challenged

Former Bong County Senatorial Candidate Benedict Sagbe has strongly denounced the combination of districts during electoral periods. Counselor Sagbe said combining districts undermines the will of citizens to be adequately be represented at the Liberian Legislature.

He noted that why it was true that the constitution states the number of people that should be at the Liberian Legislature, such provision of the constitution could be amended, through referendum, to give more voice to citizens, adding that the government needed to make the necessary funds available for such process, if Liberia’s democratic system must be enhanced to be in line with other countries.

Counselor Sagbe, who appeared to have interest in the coming electoral process, was speaking at the student council induction program of the Suakoko Central High School in Suakoko, where he also admonished the student leadership to work for the common good of their fellow students.

Also making remarks at the program on behalf of Cuttington University President Dr. Henrique Tokpah, the institution’s Human Resource Director Kelvin Fallah expressed the CU President’s preparedness to work with them, urging the new student leadership leave behind a good legacy. The newly inducted student leader of the institution, Samuel Wakeeh promised to work with the school’s administration in improving the institution.

UP Bong Official Frowns At Tricky Politicians -Declares Senatorial Intention

The Co-Chairman of the ruling Unity Party, Bong Chapter has presented his letter of intent officially to the party to contest the Mid-term Senatorial election in 2014.

In his letter of intent to the party, a copy of which is in the possession of our correspondent, Jefferson Gbanyan said as a result of his endorsement by his people, he has decided to contest the seat on the party’s ticket, noting that with such expressed interest, he believed that he would win the party’s primaries without a match.

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When quizzed on why he was chasing the senatorial seat of the county, he noted that he wanted the people of Bong County to feel the presence of a sitting senator, and not a senator whose presence is yet to be felt. Mr. Gbanyan frowned at politicians, who use elected seat as personal property, noting that such did not belong to an individual.

According to him, Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor has done nothing for the people of the County since her incumbency, and must not be given a second chance as though she’s the only qualified person for the job.

The Bong UP Chapter Co-chair urged citizens to do a background analysis of the property of individuals vying for the 2014 senatorial election in the county to prove their ability to ably represent their interest, suggesting that many of the current leaders have no feeling for those they claim to be serving, but continues to survive political tricks for support they do not deserve.

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