Liberia: Former Nimba Lawmaker, Jackson Fiindor, Is Dead

Former Nimba County representative, the late Jackson S. Fiindor


— He was one of the earliest postwar legislators from that county 

Former Nimba County representative, Jackson S. Fiindor, is dead. Findor died of high blood pressure in Monrovia, according to sources close to the family. He was one of Nimba County's first postwar elected lawmakers. 

The late Fiindor was among seven members of parliament elected in 2005, the first democratic presidential and legislative elections held after the civil war. He served as representative in the 51st Legislative Assembly, representing Nimba County Electoral District #6, now District #8.

He served the people of his district and the county at large as Co -chair of the Nimba Legislative Caucus and lastly as acting Caucus Chair due to the political rivalry over the Caucus Chairmanship between Senator Prince Johnson and Senator Aldolphus Dolo.

Fiindor remained acting caucus chairman until he was voted out in the 2011 presidential and legislative elections.

Under his leadership, he oversaw the purchase of the 22 pieces of yellow machines for the rehabilitation of feeder roads in Nimba.

The late Fiindor began his political career in 2005, when he contested for Nimba County Electoral District #5 on the ticket of the Congress for Democratic Change and emerged victorious with 36.7% of the 20,430 total valid votes cast.

After the passage of a new constituency threshold, Nimba County gained additional two districts. This meant that Fiindor’s constituency now became #8 after the parceling of the new threshold.

During the 2011 elections, he defected to the then ruling Unity Party but lost to Larry Younquoi who garnered 23.96% of the 20,725 total valid votes cast.

In 2017, the late Fiindor returned to his original CDC and again lost to Larry Younquoi in general election, taking the third place with 11.56% of 23,896 total valid votes cast.

The late Fiindor was not fortunate for any governmental position from the both governments; Unity Party and now the CDC led government after he lost the both election in 2011 and 2017 respectively.

He heavily supported Sen. Jeremaih Koung in his 2020  senatorial bid with the anticipation of getting a government position, but his dream was never realized until his demise recently.

His death had sparked up tributes on the social media, with many sending their condolences, reflecting on his past activities.

“My deepest sympathy to the people of Nimba, particularly Zahn Chiefdom or Duo Town for the irreparable loss of Hon. Jackson Findor, the man I used to call the "lone survivor" in UP government. May his soul Rest In Peace,” said Delpue Zuo, prominent of Nimba, residing in the US.

The late Jackson Fiindor hailed from Duo Town, Zahn Chiefdom in the Meinpea Mah Administrative District, which now falls under Nimba County Electoral District #8, represented by Rep. Larry P. Younquoi.
He was among the first batch of six Nimba Citizens to be elected in the House of Representatives in what could be called Liberia’s first postwar election. His colleague representatives elected in the 51st Legislative Assembly include, Rep. Francis Karway, District 1; Rep. Martin Fangalo (Deceased), District 2; Rep. Worlea Dunah, District 4; Rep. Nohn Kiidor, District 4; Rep.David Manneh (deceased in 2006, replaced by Rep. Evans Koah), District 6; and Rep. Edwin Gaye, District 7.