Nimba Lawmaker Urges Youths to Shun Violence

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Nimba County District #1 Representative, Jeremiah Kpan Koung, has admonished youths of Ganta to distance themselves from acts that have the tendency to plunge the country into chaos come 2017 general and presidential elections.

He gave the warning at a program held in his honor on Saturday, July 4, at the John Wesley Pearson High School auditorium. He told the youths to remain law-abiding and shun acts of violence during the course of any the country’s electoral processes in 2017.

“Don’t fight or put up violent posture during the course of electoral campaigning. If you cannot convince anyone to vote for a particular candidate, just leave that person alone rather than resorting to argument,” he cautioned.

There have been war of words among supporters of Representative Koung and some other residents of Ganta, who could be completing contesting for the District Electoral seat ahead of 2017.

On July 4, youths under the banner, “Patriotic Youth of Ganta,” honored Representative Koung as one of the “best lawmakers” at the 53rd Legislature. They also petitioned him to re-contest for the seat in 2017.

The occasion brought together thousands of young people who commenced the honoring ceremony with a parade through Ganta’s principal streets and ended with an indoor program.

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