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Yallah eyes MDR vice running mate post?

By Joseph Titus Yekeryan

Former Bong County Senator Henry Yallah is said to be relinquishing his quest of returning to the senate for the vice standard bearer slot at the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR).

Former Senator Yallah is in a negotiation with the MDR to contest as a vice running mate to the would-be standard bearer of the party.

He served as Senator for the centrally located County (Bong) for nine years but was defeated in his second term bid by Prince K. Moye who had left the Deputy Speaker’s position for the Senator.

Earlier on, Yallah accepted a petition from some citizens of his native district, Tugbablee in September 2022 to re-contest for the senate in the ensuing October 10 elections.

However, it seems that he may betray the calls of the people as he is currently in closed discussion with Senators Prince Johnson and Jeremiah Koon.

When asked by our Bong County Correspondent about his consultation with the MDR on a possible selection of vice standard Bearer, Yallah only replied was “obtaining the vice presidency would be better than a senatorial position, where you would oversee just a county when elected”

He assured his supporters that he will decide on the matter after his consultations in March.

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“We will make a position statement on this matter after our consultations in March of this year. I call on my supporters to be calm and [let’s see] what the future brings” he adds.

The former Bong County Senator contested on the CDC ticket in the 2020 Special Senatorial Elections but was rejected at the polls, after his nine years of service in the Senate.

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