UP Margibi Chairman Jeremiah Quaye
Barely a week after the governing Unity Party or UP held its national convention in Gbarnga, Bong County with the election of new leadership headed by Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai as standard bearer, the Margibi County branch chairman of the party has expressed serious disappointment in delegates from Margibi, for not electing Representing Ben A. Fofana, who vied for the national treasurer post.
Chairman Jeremiah Quaye claimed some officials of Margibi and even delegates influenced their colleagues to vote against Rep. Fofana. “Well, I will want to say that the process was free and fair to be frank, though it was somehow disheartening when it comes to Margibi County because one of our great sons was vying for treasurer position and he did not get that position. What I notice is that even our delegates from Margibi County and other officials of the county went against the Honorable man Ben Fofana. We felt that really it not was necessary, he being son of the soil, we expected that all Margibians would have put their weight behind Honorable Ben Fofana to win as treasurer but that did not happen”, he lamented.
He said going against one another as citizens of Margibi would not help the county, stressing a need for all Margibians to unite and forge a common front in politics. Chairman Quaye said, it is not safe for UP partisans to go against one another and it will not even help Margibi as a county.
He noted when these kinds of things happen among the partisans and other officials of the county, declination will always prevail in Margibi instead of progressiveness. Meanwhile, report from the just ended convention says Rep. Ballah G. Zayzya of Margibi County District # 2 and Rep. Ben A. Fofana of Margibi District #4 confronted each other recently at the entrance of the convention hall.
Rep. Zayzay allegedly prevented his colleague, Fofana from entering the hall on grounds that he is not qualified to be in the hall. But Chairman Quaye said he has intervened and met with the two lawmakers, who assured him this was mere joke, and there is not confrontation between them as being rumored.
The Margibi UP chairman further vowed to ensure the two lawmakers interact frequently to clear any suspicion of disunity.
By Ramsey N Singbeh, Jr. in Margibi-Editing by Jonathan Browne