Nimba County former Assistant Superintendent for Development, Teeko Tozay Yorlay, has announced that he will contest for the representative seat of the county’s Electoral District #3 during the upcoming 2017 presidential and legislative elections.
The district is currently represented by Samuel Z. Woleh, who suffered a stroke in 2006 and was rushed to a hospital in Ghana, but his condition, according to a family source, has not fully improved since he returned to Liberia.
Addressing a gathering in Gbehlay-Geh District, Yorlay, who is also a former Assistant Youth and Sports Minister, pleaded for their support, saying, “our district is experiencing representation paralysis and needs some serious attention.
“Therefore, I avail myself to take our district forward as it is certainly underrepresented now. Trust me, with your support leading to my ascendancy, underrepresentation of our district will be history for good,” he told locals amid protracted applause and traditional singing.
He pleaded with the electorate to support his candidacy, adding, “I need the support of all and not some of our people. But this being a democratic process, I need just the majority of your votes.”
“I am glad to say that my visit to Gbehlay-Geh District to inform the people that I will be contesting for the seat of representative of our district was a success because of the turnout of people and taking into consideration my personal interactions with some of you,” he told a cross-section of the residents.
He said during his tour, he visited all the towns in Gbehlay-Geh including Kialay, where he was born, Gbeh-Yonlay Town, home of the incumbent, Sarkorlay Town, and many other places where he maintained that the reception and the declaration of support for him were overwhelming.