The special senatorial campaign has kicked off in Nimba County despite poor expectation from the community.
The first day of the campaign in Nimba County is not impressive as compared to the 2011 general election which was overwhelming beyond everybody’s expectation.
Among the six candidates contesting the senatorial seat, two in Cllr Yarmin Quiqui Gbeisay and former Nimba Supt. Edith Gongloe Weh were actively seen on fliers posted in public places around Ganta.
The momentum around Nimba is not high as compared to the 2011 general election, where the citizens were overwhelmingly involved. Only a few persons were seemed on the streets of Ganta posting fliers for both Cllr Gbeisay and Edith Wehyee.
The remaining candidates, including Senator Prince Y. Johnson, former Education Minister Joseph Kortoe, former AFL General John Teah and Mr. Peter Weator are yet to be seen in the public.
But according to supporters of Prince Johnson, they will be launching on the 27th of November, where three cows are expected to be killed. The camp of Mr. Peter Weatoe said they will be launching on 23rd November in the Nimba border town of Karnplay, but nothing is being heard from Dr. Joseph Kortoe as of yet.
An Early opinion poll conducted on the 12th of November by the local radio station in Ganta gave Senator Prince Y. Johnson an edge with 20 points, followed by Cllr Yarmie Quiqui Gbeinsay with 12 points in senatorial bid for Nimba.
However, a group under the banner “Concerned Nimbaians” is calling on all Nimbaians to turn out en masse to cast their vote for the best interest of the county, but expressed its neutrality in the ongoing campaigning process as a group.
“An individual of the group has the right to campaign for anybody of their choice, but as a group we remain neutral,” said Sam Ta Kruah, a spokesperson.