Nimba County District # 6 Representative, Ricks Toweh, has appealed to people of the county to re-elect him and his colleagues serving in the House.
Speaking recently in the town of Flumpa in Nimba during a fund raising rally for a community radio station, Rep. Toweh said, “Our eyes are open now. We did not know how the whole House of Representatives operates, but we have seen what happens there and will no longer be strangers to it. Please give us the second term so we can pursue what you need to have.”
Rep. Toweh (District #6), who was invited by Rep. Larry P. Younquoi (District # 8), called on the people of district # 8 to consider re-electing Rep. Younquoi, promising that he along with the rest of them will deliver to Nimbaians what they deserve.
The appeal by the Nimba District #6 lawmaker comes in the midst of criticisms and plans by citizens of the county to get most of them out come 2017 because of alleged failure to deliver what they promised.
People of the county usually express on community radio stations that their lawmakers have failed them by allegedly misapplying their social and county development funds.
Six of them won their seats through the influence of Senator Prince Johnson, but since their election in 2011, they and Senator Johnson had fallen apart over principles.
Currently in Nimba it is widely believed that Senator Thomas Grupee has paid some Monrovia-based Nimba youths, headed by Daniel Bleh, to honor him (Grupee) during an occasion to discuss development and reconciliation.
One Calvin Wonda has disclosed on a local radio in Ganta that Senator Grupee had paid US$2,000 to them to honor him. Wonda said he would not participate in such an event because it is “deceitful.”
Daniel Bleh, who is heading the group, has confirmed that they are to honor Senator Grupee but not on the basis of financial influence.
In response to a question about what could be his achievement, Rep. Toweh boasted of adequately representing his people and carrying on oversight responsibility as enshrined in the Constitution of Liberia.
Meanwhile, Rep. Lester Paye of (District # 4, Bong County) has called on the electorate to evaluate properly which candidates to vote for on the basis of their achievements and not on sectionalism, tribalism or nepotism.
Rep. Paye said by now Liberians should know who has truly represented them and they must vote for those whose performance has positively impacted on their lives.