Residents of Tchien Electoral District #1 in Grand Gedeh County have petitioned the county’s former Superintendent Christopher Beh Bailey to contest for the representative seat in the upcoming October elections.
The district is currently represented at the Legislature by Zoe Emmanuel Pennue.
The residents through their spokesperson presented the petition statement to Mr. Bailey, who promised to address the citizens’ concerns if elected in the October polls.
He told the petitioners that the only way their district will be developed “as the first among the rest” is to make the right choice by electing an educated leader, who has a vision that will uplift the residents by lobbying for institutions and companies to build their human capacity.
Bailey then called on Grand Gedeans to always welcome members of other tribes, “and treat them as you would want others to treat you so that the county can grow.”
“You must open your lands to those who want to invest in the gold, diamond, forest areas and other natural resources that the county has in abundance,” Mr. Bailey told his audience.
Mr. Bailey once served as Superintendent of the county from April 2006 to May 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Political Science from the University of Liberia.
He was dismissed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for alleged corruption of which he was indicted.
Though he denied being involved, he said turned over the superintendent’s office to his successor on June 24, 2012, adding that there has been no writ of arrest issued against him since he was declared wanted by the government for prosecution in the alleged corruption saga.