Former Superintendent Ranney Jackson is calling on citizens of Bong County to join him in undertaking the task of selecting one person from the county for the position of Vice President in 2017. Since the founding of Liberia Bong County has never had any of its citizens to serve in the position of President or Vice president, noted Jackson.
At a press conference last Thursday in Monrovia, Mr. Jackson noted that any Bong citizen interested in the vice presidential position should consult with Bong citizens at home and in the Diaspora for support.
He added that after the consultations, the findings will be formally announced.
It may be recalled that in 2006, as superintendent of Bong, Mr. Jackson hosted the largest ethnic and religious reconciliation conference in Gbarnga, which reduced all ethnic and religious tensions in the county, followed by a traditional reconciliation conference at his home town in Bong County.
The reconciliation conference settled a long standing dispute between then Superintendent James Y. Gbarbea’s family, chiefs and traditional leaders for implicating the former superintendent in a political plot to overthrow the late President Tubman, which led to his dismissal and disgrace.
Following the reconciliation, Ranney Jackson went on to win for the first time in the county’s history the National County Sports Meet’s soccer trophy; Bong County also took first place in the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) exams.