Rep. Koung Triumphs in Nimba Senatorial Race

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NEC reported that Rep. Koung (right) won Nimba County senate race with 37,899, which represents 36.12 percent of the votes, while his closest rival, Edith Gongloe-Weh (left), candidate of the ticket CPP obtained 34,153, which amounts to 32.55 percent of all valid votes counted. However, Gongloe-Weh has challenged the results and is demanding a re-run.


The Supreme Court of Liberia has instructed the National Elections Commission to proceed with the certification of Representative Jeremiah Koung, as Senator of  Nimba County.

The court ruling comes after months of hearing arguments into allegations of electoral fraud between Rep. Koung of the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR), and Madam Edith Gongloe-Weh of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP).

In the ruling on April 8, 2021, the Court said, “Candidate Gongloe-Weh and her lawyers didn’t provide substantial evidence to prove their case of electoral fraud in the December 8, 2020 election.”

Earlier, the electoral body declared Rep. Koung as the winner of the December 8, 2020, senatorial election in Nimba County after looking into the complaints of fraud and irregularities filed by Madam Gongloe-Weh.

However, Madam Gongloe-Weh and her lawyers took an appeal at the Supreme Court, praying the indulgence of the high court for a recount in Districts #1, #2, #4, #5 & #6 in Nimba County.

However, following months of legal battle and exchanges between lawyers representing the two parties, the Supreme Court finally ruled in favor of Rel. Koung, bringing to an end the Nimba County electoral dispute.

The case, though, has ended; there remain two issues to solve in the county.  First, District #1 that Representative Koung was representing in the lower house is now opened for a by-election, and it is expected that scores of people are going to engage in intensive and stressful campaign activities that may set citizens of the county against one another.

Lastly, the election dispute between Koung and Gongloe-Weh left the county divided; with the two major tribes, Gio and Mano, expressing disgust for each other.  Koung supporters dominated by the Gio tribe and led by Senator Prince Johnson who himself is a Gio rained insults on Madam Gongloe-Weh, while Gongloe-Weh’s supporters equally retaliated at some point. 

It may be recalled that one James Kabia, a supporter of Koung, used an invective on Madam Gonglow-Weh; something that Koung distanced himself from and penalized Kabia by suspending his membership on his team. The electoral dispute also opened the call for dividing Nimba whereby the two largest tribes will be politically separated from each other.

As the Supreme Court ends the case now, reconciliation between Koung and Gongloe-Weh on the one hand, and members of the two tribes on the other hand remain cardinal issues to address.

21 COMMENTS

  1. Congratulations, Honorable Senator Jeremiah Kpan Koung!!! You have proven true the Liberian addage that : “WHEN CHICKEN WHEH AYE WHEH”!!!

    We are magnanimously confident, that with you A UNITER, and the nation’s indomitable kingmaker Senator Prince Yormie Johnson ..ANOTHER UNITER, working in concert on Capitol Hill, Nimba in particular, and Liberia, in general, are destined for unprecedented heights of socioeconomic developments at home, and international economic, political and diplomatic admirations across the globe!

    Once again, Honorable Senator Elect Jeremiah Kpan Koung, kindly accept our heartfelt gratitude, and profound jubilation for your tumultuous preferment and historic victory!!!

    • Secondly, Mr. Editor, and Mr, Reporter, YOUR LEAD..“The Supreme Court of Liberia has instructed the National Elections Commission to proceed with the certification of Representative Jeremiah Koung, as Senator of Nimba County“ IS A DELIBRATE DISTORTION AND A BLATANTLY FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION INTENDED TO MISLEAD!!!

      FOR THE SUPREME COURT CONFIRMING THE RULING OF THE NEC’S BOC IS IN NO WAY AN “INSTRUCTION“ FROM THE SUPREME COURT “INSTRUCTING“ THE NEC TO CERTIFICATE SENATOR ELECT JEREMIAH KPAN KOUNG!

      FOR THE ISSUE WITH THE EDITH GONGLOE WEH’S CHALLENGE, PROTEST, OR APPEAL, HAS NOT BEEN ABOUT CERTIFICATION OF JEREMIAH KOUNG! EDITH GONGLOE WEH HAS SIMPLY MADE ALLEGATIONS AND REQUESTED A RERUN AND A RECOUNT…A REQUEST WHICH BOTH THE NEC’S BOC AND THE SUPREME COURT HAVE BY ALL IMPLICATIONS, AND WRITTEN EXPRESSIONS, TRASHED AS BASELESS!!!

      You guys are simply bent on giving the public the FALSE AND INACCURATE impression that the Supreme Court “has again instructed“ the NEC to certificate the winner of the election, WHEN THE TRUTH IS THAT THE SUPREME COURTS CONFIRMATION OF THE BOC OF THE NEC IS NOT ABOUT ANY INSTRUCTION FOR CERTIFICATION, BUT RATHER SIMPLY A CONFIRMATION OF THE RULING OF THE BOC OF THE NEC! FOR THE CASE OR ISSUE BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT HAS NOT BEEN ABOUT CERTIFICATION OR DECERTIFICATION!

      This is exactly the disinformation, distortion, inaccuracy, and falsehood you disseminated in your reportage viz the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Samukai when his opponents during the election took an appeal to the Supreme Court, after Samukai’s opponents lost at the BOC of the NEC, and at the Supreme Court!

      FrontPageAfrica carried out similar distortion, inaccuracy, and falsehood, in its headline when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Samukai viz the election result case election opponents of Samukai brought before the Supreme Court.

      Hereunder pasted in quotation was the ruling of the Supreme Court. But both you and FPA chose to mislead the public, when you all are aware neither such confirmations by the Supreme Court are about instruction from the Supreme Court to certificate any winner, BUT RATHER ABSOLUTELY A DECLARATION OF A WINNER’S VICTORY!!! PERIOD!!!

      “Wherefore and in view of the foregoing the ruling of the Board of Commissioners of the National Elections Commission which confirmed the ruling of the Hearing Officer is affirmed. The clerk of this court is ordered to send a mandate to the National Elections Commission to give effect to this judgement. Costs are ruled against the appellants. And it’s hereby so ordered,” the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

      Now, pray tell the world, how is such a determination supra an “instruction to certificate“, and not clearly about declaration of winning said election??? My friends, the statement “give effect to this judgement“ is absolutely about THE NEC declaring the given candidate the winner! PERIOD! AND BEING DECLARED A WINNER BY THE NEC IN NO WAY IMMUNIZES ONE FROM BEING A CONVICTED FELON, WHE HE IS ALREADY BEING CONDEMNED AS A CONVICTED FELON BY THE CRIMINAL COURT AND THE SUPREME COURT!

      We THE OBJECTIVE MINDED from the learned societies, especially those of us who have also mastered the excellence in mass communication, have warned you people, times without number, to desist from such glaring irregularities as we all strive for the building of a just world!!!

        • Robin Dopoe, why not, at least, paste the part of the Supreme Court’s ruling which according to your blatant and deliberate fraudulent misrepresentation that “The Supreme Court of Liberia has instructed the National Elections Commission to proceed with the certification of Representative Jeremiah Koung, as Senator of Nimba County“.? You cannot!!!! For should you paste that ruling here, your DELIBRATE DISTORTION AND A BLATANTLY FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION INTENDED TO MISLEAD SHALL BE EXPOSED!

  2. The embarrassing defeat of Gongloe-Weh proves how weak and disorganized the CPP is. If the CPP’s Nimba candidate couldn’t win a contest that she could have won easily, how is it possible for the weak and disorganized organization to lead Liberia? The CPP is a joke!

  3. Grand Frere,

    This defeat is in no way embarrassing but evident!
    It became evident when Mama Gongloe-Weh refused to abide by the rules of the game during the primary. It even became more evident when brother Taa disobeyed the hierarchy of his political party, leading to his dismissal.
    It could have been a foregone conclusion if the adverse events above had not occurred. It should not in any way be compared to 2023.

    The ANC is “weak” because we do not have the strong people you know in Liberia, but the ANC is the most organized political party in Liberia. Had it not been the case, brother Taa could have had a free ride with total impunity.

    The ANC has the capacity to assume the best leadership Liberia has ever known. Let’s be patient and wait for 2023 to see how we will methodically unseat the strongmen and women.

  4. Should Samukai Be Certificated By The National Elections Commission?

    By J. Laveli Supuwood JD …Former Minister of Justice, Republic of Liberia, and Senior Citizen of Lofa County! March 29, 2021 .. CULLED FROM FRONTPAGEAFRICAONLINE

    In the past few weeks, the media (both print and electronic) has been busy with debates concerning the criminal conviction of the former Defense Minister, Mr. Brownie Samukai. The debates have risen to the level of inciting violence and probably violence. The coincidence of the petro bomb attacks at the residence of Justice Joseph Nagbe and the National Elections Commission could very well speak to these facts. However, results of the investigation being undertaken by the security agencies will help clarify doubts as to the motive behind these attacks. Now, the issues concerning Mr. Brownie Samukai.

    Mr. Samukai was indicted by the Grand Jury of Montserrado County for the crime of theft of property, criminal conspiracy, money laundering and economic sabotage. At the commencement of the trial, he was arraigned and pleaded not guilty, thereby joining issues with the state. He, under the advice of his Lawyers, (presumably), waived jury trial and opted for bench trial. This means he preferred to have the Trial Judge, Judge Yarmie Quiqui Gbessay in this case, to serve both as jury and judge. Hence, the trial commenced consistent with law.

    I would not have ordinarily involved myself with these of debates but because some of the advocates claim to be speaking for Lofa County and I am from that County, decided to clarify away that deception. That is to say, Lofa County has never elected or appointed any individual to speak as advocate for the promotion of individuals who have been convicted by the Courts of this country for having committed crimes against the state. I therefore urge these advocates to stop dragging Lofa County, a county of peaceful and dignified people known as the county of BREAD BASKET into their web. It is unfair and out rightly dishonest.

    As to the trial, article 21 (g) of our constitution guarantees every accused persons certain basic rights which are fundamental. These includes the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty by a standard which is set as beyond a reasonable doubt. It also includes the right to remain silent and to a Legal Counsel of his/her choice, and where he/she cannot afford to hire a private Layer, the State is required to afford him/her one. That is while all the fifteen counties have at least a public Defender who ranks the same as the County Attorney.

    In the Case of Brownie Samukai as former Minister of National Defense who reigned for twelve years in the immediate past government of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, he would most likely not qualify for free legal services. True to these facts, he hired some of the best Lawyers in this Country to defend him.

    Now, in all criminal cases in which a person is charged with a greater crime than a petty offense, he/she is entitled to a jury trial as a matter of right. However, sections 20.2 and 20.3 of the Criminal Procedure Law permits an accused person to waive that right if it is made under the advice of Legal Counsel. The Supreme Court has repeatedly held that such waiver of the right to Jury must be made knowingly and intelligently even with the advise of a Legal Counsel.

    In this case, Mr. Samukai is presumed to have been under sound Legal advice when he waived Jury trial. This is often an expression of absolute confidence in the ability of the presiding Judge to hold on to the truth of the matter of fact in the case. In this particular case, the question is whether the evidence produced at the trial was sufficient to support a finding of conviction of Mr. Samukai? Here we must review the evidence as revealed in the records.

    The prosecution which always has the burden of proof in criminal cases established by the evidence that a fund was established for the benefit of Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL). It is for their retirement, health insurance, etc. As Minister of Defense, Mr. Samukai was in charge of the management of this fund which consisted of deductions from AFL soldiers salaries. The evidence further established that Mr. Samukai and his Deputies made several withdrawals in the amount of approximately one million one hundred forty seven thousand United States Dollars (USD$1,147,000) was withdrawnfrom the soldiers’ account without the consent and participation of the soldiers. In fact, the account was under complete control of Mr. Samukai and his Deputies, not even the Chief of Staff of the AFL who is the Highest ranking Soldier in the land was privy to the arrangement. Thus, a prima facie case was established and the burden of persuasion shifted to Samukai and his Co-Defendants. Here in our practice and the law , the accused must effectively rebut the prosecution’s evidence to create a reasonable doubt as to whether the Defendant committed the offense charged. With that reasonable doubt, the law requires the Trier of the facts, the judge in this case, and not the Jury, to find the Defendant not guilty.

    Instead of presenting evidence to rebut the Prosecution’s evidence, the Defendants admitted the fact of taking the money, allegedly under instruction from President Ellen Johnson_Sirleaf. Proof of this fact was a letter from the late Dr. Edward McClain who was Minister of State for Presidential Affairs. Dr. McClain had died at the time of the trial of this case. May he find peace with Almighty God. No effort was made to have President Sirleaf to appear and Testify in Court nor a SUPOENA DUCES TECUM to produce supportive documents.

    As to the reason for taking the money, the defense argued that the money was used to purchase supplies for the AFL and operations, Also, 50,000 of the amount was given to the bereaved family of a Nigerian General who provided valuable services to this Country. The records do not reveal evidence to this effect.

    On the question of evidence as to the use of the money to purchase supplies for the AFL, there was none. For Operations, they said that was privileged information for national security purposes.

    Another thing that was interesting was why did the Ministry of Defense not make this expenditure a matter of budgetary appropriations? Assuming the urgency existed at the time for the use of the money as alleged, which was not established by the Defense evidence, were efforts made in subsequent budgetary allocations to replace the Soldiers’ money? The Defense evidence did not established that. On the whole, no real evidence was presented by the Defense to effectively rebut the Prosecution’s evidence.. The facts having been conceded, the Court had no other choice but find the Defendants guilty of theft and criminal conspiracy.

    Under section 15.51 of our penal law, “a person is guilty of theft if, he or she knowingly takes, misappropriates, or converts or exercises unauthorized control over, or makes an unauthorized transfer of an interest, the property of another with the intent to deprive the owner thereof.” The admitted withdrawal of the money aforesaid without replacement up to the trial of this case provided satisfaction of this requirement.

    However, the Court dismissed the charges of money laundering and economic sabotage on grounds that the prosecution offered no evidence to prove those crimes. Criminal conspiracy was found because the three people acted in concert to commit the crime of theft and the law on conspiracy is when two or more persons act together to do something that is illegal.

    In its finding, the Court was lienet in the mitigation of punishment because it suspended imprisonment and ordered restitution. This was a discretionary exercise of judicial prerogative and no body can question it.

    Following the judgment, Mr. Samukai and others announced appeal to the Honorable Supreme Court. While the case was on appeal, he decided to contest for the Senate from Lofa County. He got the votes even though there were challenges from some interested parties. Before certification however, the supreme Court handed down its opinion confirming the judgment of the Lower Court.

    The question is should NEC certificate Mr. Samukai, someone who has just been convicted by the Courts of the crime of theft of property to sit and served as Honorable Senator?

    The Minister of Justice wrote NEC and advised that certification in this case is not legally permissible and referred NEC to the law which is in plain language. Section 50.12(b), of the Penal Law and, article 21(i) of the Constitution. Article 50.12(b) mandates that one who has been convicted of committing a felonious offense growing out of his position as a public servant forfeits his office. Whereas, article 21(i) of the constitution states that “Any person who, upon conviction of a criminal offense, was deprived of the enjoyment of his civil rights and liberties shall have the same automatically restored upon serving the sentence and satisfying any other penalty imposed, or upon executive pardon”. Does this mean that the Minister of Justice interfered with the functions of NEC by this letter? No. This is because one of the principle functions of the Minister of Justice as the Chief Legal Adviser to the Government is to advise the government and its agencies on matters of law. This is what Counsellor Dean did because politicians had organized their constituents to pressure NEC to certificate Samukai. Some even made threats of violence. By these laws, the Minister of Justice had no choice but to do what he did and this is not interference.

    I have made these observations to explain away firstly, deceptions that Lofa County Citizens are ganging up to take actions to free their “so called Senator Elect Brownie Samukai and I am from Lofa County. Friends, relatives and supporters of Samukai have the rights to raise money to supporte their convicted relative. They should however,leave Lofa County out and spare Liberia of further violence.

    The crime of theft carries with it the double punishments of restitution and imprisonment. In this case, the Court, in exercising its discretion for leniency, even suspended sentencing and order restitution, with the implication that sentencing may be waived if restitution is timely made. At this point, the best thing to do in my view, is to quietly seek assistance from friends and supporters to meet this challenge or pardon from the President. But stop the wrong impression that Lofa County people are ganging up to liberate somebody by extra judicial means.

    Apart from the law prohibiting certification, there is the moral side to this issue. First of all, should a criminal sit in and participate in the works of the Legislature, particularly as relate to the functions of serving as check on the potential excesses of the executive, which may frequently involve financial matters? Will such persons be expected to help fight corruption which is eating up development in Africa? Will perceptions that the Liberian Legislature consists of individuals convicted for committing crimes help shape the image this country needs to encourage its development partners and attract new ones?

    Schedule 2 at the end of the constitution requires that before taking office of public trust, public servants must subscribe to an oath of affirmation. The issue of oath before taking office of public trust is purely a matter of morality, which is the essence of the law. The Law cannot be separated from morality except it ceases to be. Hence, to certificate criminally convicted persons to serve in the Legislature, the first branch of Government will throw the wrong signals to the whole world that we (Liberians) are not serious.

    • Where have you been all these while Mr. Lofa defense Force organizer and NPFL/ CRC founding chairman. What moral do you have to even be talking civility in Liberia let alone some thing that has to do with Justice? Have you forgotten your days with criminal Charles Taylor of the so-called NPRAG when you served as Justice Minister for such rebel arrangement in Gbarnga? Liberia is truly a country where people think to forget their wicked past early. This supuwood and the late Tom Woweiyou, John T Richardson, Cyrill Allen, MD National Hydrocarbon, S Norwood Langaley, Minister of Commerce S Loyola Flemings, Director of NPRAG budget Wellie E Dennis, Minister of Finance, Finance Minister Ben Urey, MD LRDC, Aunty Grace Minor, Confidant to the rebel leader Taylor, Allington Varmah, Heriette Koening, Labor Ministers at different intervals Charles Bright, Chairman joint rebel chief of staff, Na John Suah, Minister of Internal Affairs, the late James Zota, Min of State, Late Col. Joe Tate, Director BIN , Major. Zoegar Wilson, special Asst to Joe Tate, BIN, NPRAG, Garswah Yamento, Pres secretary to criminal Taylor, Emmanuel Lomax, George S. Mulbah, late Randall, Crusoe , Late Bedell Fahn, NPYC leaders, Zoe Massaquoi, deputy Minister of Finance, NPRAG, Late Sam Saye Dokie, Minister of Inter Affairs, Late Tom Smith CKA, Tom Weiwoyou, Minister of defense, Daniel Chea, Minister of Defense and many other rebels supporters in the one time greater Liberia controlled by the NPRAG.

      • Mr. Philip W.W. Moore, you have distinctly and clearly said it all. Liberia and its people are certainly and quick to forget and forgive domestic and international war crimes and crimes against humanity offenders. Cllr. J. Laveli Supuwood, JD, certainly has forgotten his days and crimes committed against Liberia and our people so soon. Today, Cllr. Supuwood, one of Liberia’s seasoned and best trial attorneys during the days of President Samuel K. Doe, out of pure greed and insensitivity and no love for Liberia and the people of Lofa that Cllr. Supuwood has clamed to loved so dearly, he, Cllr. Supuwood, Mr. Charles G. Taylor, Ellen Johnson Srileaf, and the colony of economic and war time criminals you named and referenced, attacked, raped, tortured, and murdered Liberians and fellow Liberians, both weak and strong, to achieve their senseless and criminal and economic motives. Today, Cllr. J. Laveli Supuwood, JD, Former Minister of Justice, and former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia, during the Mr. Taylor’s so-called Government, sits in the City of Monrovia, Republic of Liberia at a Private Law Office, practicing Law with impunity and waiting to die natural death as did Mr. Thomas Woweiyou, and other Liberia’s economic and war criminals.

        Mr. Moore, you piece truly represents Liberia’s true history and reflects on what happened in Liberia and its traumatic impact on Liberia and its people–abused and put back beyond 100years.

        Howbeit, Liberia and our people will rise again!!!

  5. Mon Petit Frere,
    Please pay attention to the following:

    (1). When Donald Trump lost the presidential contest to Joe Biden, Trump was badly hurt and embarrassed.

    (2). When Jimmy Carter lost the presidency to Ronald Reagan in 1980, Carter was politically wounded and,

    (3). When George Bush defeated VP Al Gore in 2000, Gore was was embarrassed.

    I can go on and on and tell you how painful it gets when a candidate loses a contest. Sometimes, the supporters of a candidate who loses a contest pretend that the loss is trivial. But, that’s not the case.

    Let’s call it what it is:
    Defender, I don’t know you to be a knavish person. You’re mon petit frere, you’re a King Kung Apologist and a Defender of weak individuals. I also know that you’re hurt about the loss of Madam Gongloe-Weh. Your CPP candidate (Madam Gongloe-Weh) came up with petty arguments and all kinds of excuses. In the bitter end, Gongloe-Weh and the CPP took a devastating punch. She lost. The courts of Liberia have ruled against her shenanigans.

    I am surprised that you are not defending the loser, Madam Gongloe-Weh. Come on Defender. Don’t leave the woman out to dry young guy. I can tell that you are humiliated, embarrassed and crestfallen. The CPP (of which you’re a devotee) is at its lowest point. So do not pretend that everything is honky-dory. Like your buddy Trump, I know you’re hurt. Look young guy, this is only a political contest. Okay? The humiliating defeat of Madam Gongloe-Weh means that the opposition is going down in flames.
    Be unflappable.

  6. Grand Frere,

    Saying I am hurt for the defeat of Mama Gongloe-Weh is hyperbolic. Her defeat came on that fateful primary day in Nimba when she flouted the in-house (CPP) electoral code.
    I agree that defeat hurts; no one likes failure in life – you don’t like failure, I don’t like failure. When it comes, any normal human being can fight to reverse the irreversible. But it is a part of life, and so we should learn to accept it sometimes, only if we believe that God’s delay is not God’s denial.

    I am NOT a “devotee” of the CPP. I am a staunch supporter, “devotee” and sympathizer of the ANC headed by Alexander B. Cummings. I sit on the fence when it comes to discussing issues of the CPP. I don’t wholly throw in my weight in any way in the defense of that coalition. I do NOT acquiesce to that coalition because it is embedded with people that should face justice for economic and war crimes.
    However, our (ANC) leitmotiv is to unite the children of Liberia under the Lone Star Banner, and so, as a Christian who should learn to forgive, I tactically and painfully throw my weight with the coalition sometimes. I pray that Liberians will NOT allow us to ascend to power with that political clientelism.

    And so, allow me to make a plea to our people: Liberians, please give the ANC a clear mandate, free of all strings and any form of political clientelism, to change the lives of all, we beg your pardon!

    I wish to be part of a political party that instills discipline. The ANC beholds such philosophical ideology.
    You can have all the stars on a team but without discipline, any team can inflict defeat On that team full of stars. I am NOT always interested in the number, but the quality of the members. If we (ANC) cannot succeed in maintaining discipline within the party, we will NEVER transpose such value to the country we yearn to make better.

    I would like to tell Mama Gongloe-Weh to let sleeping dog lie, that she should accept the fact that Mr. Koung fairly won the senatorial election in Nimba. She could have been a certificated senator long time ago had she submitted herself to the electoral rules of the CPP. Discipline pays!
    I would also like to scold brother Taa Wongbe for his disobedience to the leadership of his party. The seat in Nimba was crucial for 2023. Nimba has almost 20% of the Liberian electorate. With at least one senator, we could have been assured of one-third of those electorates. But we will still get the job done, despite the political immaturity of our brother.

    My buddy Trump did not lose the 2020 elections. It was stolen by the system. The guy came against the system. If a former president can be barred from using all social media and YouTube, then just imagine the depth of the threat he posed to the system.

    Grand Frere, I am sometimes scared to speak about your elections on this blog, simply because I am a poor guy. But I am following up on lawsuits and sentences ensuing the 2020 elections. It doesn’t look good for the system and the people who incarnate it.
    I just hope under their watch again, the whole of Ukraine will not become part of Russia. Under Obama, Crimea was taken, Donetsk and Luhansk became no-man’s land.

    The ANC will win in 2023 and there will be no retributions, rest assured Liberians. Do not be afraid, for we are coming with good tidings for the people of Liberia!

  7. To Madame Gonloe-Weh, I will say, that’s how politics works. It is unpredictable, and this is how the chips fall sometimes. Don’t take it personally, and don’t let anyone take you down the tribal lane. It’s poisonous! You still have a chance to run, even for Koung’s vacated seat in the house. It doesn’t matter how hard you fall, but what’s important is your ability to get up and stand on your feet again. Wish you the best in your political career!

  8. Because of the size, population, and diverse nature of Nimba county, is it possible for the electorates to demand that no two senators should ever come from the same tribal group? Such a provision will definitely ease the tension and wild accusations that always come with elections.
    This is just a thought and suggestion that need looking into.

  9. In his response to Phillip WW Moore, Cllr. Jayweh concludes by saying, “howbeit, Liberia and our people will rise again”. From Cllr Jayweh’s prognostication, two things can be said:

    (1). Jayweh sounds like an optimist. Jayweh believes that Liberia will make progress irrespective of the tremendous odds that are stacked against us. On the other hand,

    (2). Cllr Jayweh does not show himself to be sanctimonious or contemptuous. It’s all good!

    Problem:
    I am disappointed in Cllr Jayweh because of his unwillingness to declare his presidential ambition.

    Something To Marvel At:
    Jayweh is a proud supporter of the CPP-Rainbow Coalition and the CoP. Ironically, although Jayweh abhors Weah from top to bottom, Jayweh also opposes Alexander Benedict Cummings beyond measure.

    The Zig-zag:
    Cllr Jayweh is opposed to Weah.
    AB Cummings is opposed to Weah.
    VP Boakai is opposed to Weah.
    Urey is opposed to Weah.
    Jayweh is opposed to Cummings, Boakai, Weah and Urey.

    Interpretation:
    Jayweh and three of his colleagues are opposed to Weah. Since that’s the case, Jayweh is in the run for the presidency in 2023.

  10. Mr. Hney,
    Come to think about it and honestly speaking, I and all well-meaning Liberians have hope that Liberia and its people will certainly rise again and be lifeted up from the hands of Liberia’s colony of thieves and group of misguarded and insensitive leaders. A bad leadership that Liberia has had and continue to have in leadership in the Republic of Liberia.

    NOW THE PRESIDENCY of Liberia and the individuals you referenced and named: Today in Liberia, there are so many people both in the Unity Party (UP) led by Dr. Joseph Nyumeh Boakai, Benoni Wilfred Urey of (ALP), Alexander Benedict Cummings of (ANC), Yonblee Kangar-Lawrence of (LP), and even Abraham Darius Dillion, and others down the road that want and see the need to be elected Liberia’s, President for stange and undefined reasons.

    But the key question that controls anyone getting elected as the President of Liberia is this: Why do you, Dr. Boakai, Mr. Urey, Cummings, Kangar-Lawrence, Dr. Daniel Cassell, and everyone else, want to be elected the President of the Republic of Liberia?

    In my sense, Dr. Boakai, Mr. Urey, Mr. Alexander Benedict Cummings, Yonblee Kangar-Lawrence, Abraham Darius Dillion, and the list could go on, want to be elected President of Liberia, because they, truly think and believe that it is their time to rule and lord over Liberia and our suffering and abused people. To them, it is time for them to be like:

    1. Benoni Wilfred Urey – By the way, Forbes a global media company, reports that Benoni Wilfred Urey, is the richest Liberian today residng in Liberia. His is worth about and nearly US$32,000,000 and not stating and naming Mr. Urey’s L$ accounts and dealings.

    2. Mr. George Manneh Weah – The current President of Liberia, is reported by Forbes, a global media company, states that Mr. George Manneh Weah, is the second riches Liberian residing in Liberia. According to Forbes, this global media company, Mr. Weah is worth US$29,000,000, not stating and naming Mr. Weah’s L$ accounts and worth.

    3. Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – according to Forbes global media company, Mrs. Sirleaf is worth US$23,000,000, and not naming and listing Mrs. Sirleaf’s L$ accounts or even Mrs. Sirleaf’s sons and other family members are not named and listed by Forbes.

    4. Dr. Joseph Nyumah Boakai – Forbes global media company, also reports that Dr. Boakai is worth US$21,000,000, and not listing and naming Dr. Boakai’s L$ accounts and worth.

    5. Mrs. Jewel Howard Taylor – The current Vice President of Liberia, Forbes Media Company, also reports that Mrs. Taylor, has US$11,000,000 to her name, and not naming and listing her L$ accounts. The list of rich Liberians in the world today, could go on and on countiessly.

    Today to get elected and to rule Liberia as the President of Liberia is not about putting LIBERIA FIRST as to Liberia’s development and the upliftment of our people from dwelling in totally controlled poverty. To so many thoughless and misguarded Liberians, being the President of Liberia, is about WEALTH and POWER. This so-called riches and power, happens to come and be void of every thoughtful development and progress in Liberia.

    Liberia, as a Republic, has 15 counties and covers 43,000 Square Miles and her population is about 5.2 Million people, and 17 tribes, if Liberia’s so-called leaders could embrace the courage and officially name and list the “SAPO PEOPLE” in Sione County, as one of Liberia’s tribes listed on Liberia’s books.

    But regretably and despite the aforegoing, the Republic of Liberia since 1847 to today. is and remains undeveloped. Although Liberia is today 173 years old and Africa’s oldest Republic; but Liberia and her 15 counties are not connected by roads. Not having Roads as a matter of development, has kept Liberia undeveloped and backward throughout her life.

    In total and if Liberians should honestly and realistically combine the riches of Mr. Urey,
    US$ 32,000,000 + President, Weah, US$29,000,000 + Mrs. Sirleaf, US$23,000,000, + Dr. Boakai, US$21,000,000, and Mrs. Taylor, + US$11,000,000, as obviously reported by Forbes Globa Media Company, and if Liberia’s revenues and resources could be evenhandedly applied to benefit all Liberians, development and progress shall come to Liberia and its citizens and residents without hinderance.

    But although, Mr. Urey, Dr. Boakay, Cummings, and Kangar-Lawrence, God knows Mr. Cummings and Mrs. Kangar-Lawrence’s US$ Wealth and worth, Liberia’s 15 counties and people could see and truly experience development and progress without poverty. It takes weeks to travel from Monrovia to nearly the rest of 15 counties of Liberia. Why? No Roads.

    But no, Dr. Boakai, Mr. Urey, Mr. Cummings, Kangar-Lawrence, and even Mr. Dillion, think and certainly believe that, 2023, is their time, not leaving out, Mr. Weah, Liberia’s current President. To many Liberians and people like me, a CDC-led Government, is no different and will not be distinct from a Boakai/Urey Government, or a Cummings/Kanga-Lawrence, Government, or Urey Dillion/Boakai Government, if so elected in Liberia, in 2023.

    ALL I can and will keep saying to fellow Liberians, is that Liberia and our people must be FIRST. Liberia, as Republic, deserves better!

  11. Mr. Hney,
    Come to think about it, and to speak honestly, I and all well-meaning Liberians have hope that Liberia and its people will undoubtedly rise again and be lifted from the hands of Liberia’s colony of thieves and group of misguided and insensitive leaders and lousy leadership that Liberia has had and continues to have in leadership in the Republic of Liberia.

    NOW THE PRESIDENCY of Liberia and the individuals you referenced and named: Today in Liberia, there are so many people both in the Unity Party (UP) led by Dr. Joseph Nyumeh Boakai, Benoni Wilfred Urey of (ALP), Alexander Benedict Cummings of (ANC), Yonblee Kangar-Lawrence of (LP), and even Abraham Darius Dillion, and others down the road that want and see the need to be elected Liberia’s, President for strange and undefined reasons, Liberia and our people are not considered and put FIRST.

    But the critical question that controls anyone getting elected as the President of Liberia is this: Why do you, Dr. Boakai, Mr. Urey, Cummings, Kangar-Lawrence, Dr. Daniel Cassell, and everyone else, want to be elected the President of the Republic of Liberia?

    In my sense, Dr. Boakai, Mr. Urey, Mr. Alexander Benedict Cummings, Yonblee Kangar-Lawrence, and even Abraham Darius Dillion, and the list could go on, want to be elected President of Liberia because they genuinely think and believe that it is their time to rule and lord over Liberia and our suffering and abused people. To them, it is time for them to be like:

    1. Benoni Wilfred Urey – By the way, Forbes, a global media company, reports that Benoni Wilfred Urey is the wealthiest Liberian today residing in Liberia. He is worth about and nearly US$32,000,000 and not stating and naming Mr. Urey’s L$ accounts and dealings.

    2. Mr. George Manneh Weah – The current President of Liberia, is reported by Forbes, a global media company, that Mr. George Manneh Weah is the second richest Liberian residing in Liberia. According to Forbes Mr. Weah is worth US$29,000,000, not stating and naming Mr. Weah’s L$ accounts and other dealings.

    3. Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – according to Forbes global media company, Mrs. Sirleaf is worth US$23,000,000, and not naming and listing Mrs. Sirleaf’s L$ accounts or even her sons and other family members combined US$ accounts were not named and listed by Forbes.

    4. Dr. Joseph Nyumah Boakai – Forbes global media company, also reports that Dr. Boakai is worth US$21,000,000 and not listing and naming Dr. Boakai’s L$ accounts and worth.

    5. Mrs. Jewel Howard Taylor – The current Vice President of Liberia, Forbes Media Company, also reports that Mrs. Taylor has US$11,000,000 to her name and not naming and listing her L$ accounts. The list of rich Liberians in the world today could go on and on countlessly.

    Today to get elected and rule Liberia as the President of Liberia is not about putting LIBERIA FIRST as to Liberia’s development and the upliftment of our people from dwelling under a totally controlled poverty regime. To so many thoughtless and misguided Liberians, being the President of Liberia is about WEALTH and POWER. These so-called riches and power happen to come and are void of every thoughtful development and progress in Liberia.

    Liberia, as a Republic, has 15 counties and covers 43,000 Square Miles, and her population is about 5.2 million people and 17 tribes; if Liberia’s so-called leaders could embrace the courage and officially name and list the “SAPO PEOPLE” in Sinoe County, as one of Liberia’s tribes listed on the books of the Republic of Liberia.

    But regrettably and despite the preceding, the Republic of Liberia from 1847 to today is and remains an undeveloped country in Africa. Liberia is 173 years old and Africa’s oldest Republic, but no roads to connect Liberia’s 15 counties. Not having Roads as a matter of development has kept Liberia undeveloped and backward throughout her life.

    In total, and if Liberians should honestly and realistically combine the riches of Mr. Urey, US$ 32,000,000 + President, Weah, US$29,000,000 + Mrs. Sirleaf, US$23,000,000, + Dr. Boakai, US$21,000,000, and Mrs. Taylor, + US$11,000,000, as obviously reported by Forbes Global Media Company, and if Liberia’s revenues and resources could be evenhandedly applied to benefit all Liberians, development, and progress shall come to Liberia and its citizens and residents without hindrance.

    But although Mr. Urey, Dr. Boakay, Cummings, and Kangar-Lawrence, God knows Mr. Cummings and Mrs. Kangar-Lawrence’s US$ Wealth and worth, Liberia’s 15 counties and people could see and truly experience development and progress without poverty. It takes weeks to travel from Monrovia to nearly all the rest of the 15 counties of Liberia. Why? Liberia has no road connectivity.

    No, Dr. Boakai, Mr. Urey, Mr. Cummings, Kangar-Lawrence, and even Mr. Dillion, think and certainly believe that 2023 is their time, not leaving out Mr. Weah, Liberia’s current President. To many Liberians and people like me, a CDC-led Government is no different. It will not be distinct from a Boakai/Urey Government, a Cummings/Kanga-Lawrence, Government, or Urey Dillion/Boakai Government, if elected in Liberia come 2023.

    ALL I can and will keep saying to fellow Liberians is that Liberia and our people must be FIRST. Liberia as a Republic deserves better!

    • “In my sense, Dr. Boakai, Mr. Urey, Mr. Alexander Benedict Cummings, Yonblee Kangar-Lawrence, and even Abraham Darius Dillion, and the list could go on, want to be elected President of Liberia because they genuinely think and believe that it is their time to rule and lord over Liberia and our suffering and abused people. To them, it is time for them to be like.“ Mr. Freerick A.B. Jayweh

      “To so many thoughtless and misguided Liberians, being the President of Liberia is about WEALTH and POWER. These so-called riches and power happen to come and are void of every thoughtful development and progress in Liberia.“ Mr. Frederick A.B. Jayweh

      “It takes weeks to travel from Monrovia to nearly all the rest of the 15 counties of Liberia. Why? Liberia has no road connectivity.“ Mr. Frederick A.B. Jayweh

      GIVEN THE SPIRIT AND TRUISMS OF THE THREE PARAGRAPHICAL ARTICULATIONS SUPRA BY MR. FREDERICK A.B. JAYWEH VIS A VIS THE NATIONAL POLITICAL MARKETPLACE OF OUR HOME STATE LIBERIA, AND CONSIDERING PRESIDENT WEAH’S UNPRECEDENTED DYNAMIC TRASFORMATIONAL IMPLEMENATIONS OF THE SEVERAL CONSTRUCTIONS OF POST MODERN ROADS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, ITS

      (1) NO WONDER THIS GOVERNMENT’S POLICIES, WHETHER ON THE RULE OF LAW, DEVELOPMENTAL, AND FAR LESS CORRUPTION FRONTS, (AS COMPARED WITH PAST GOVERNMENTS), TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL, THE MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION, INVESTMENT AND TRADE READY INTERNATIONAL ACTORS AS THE US, CHINA, GERMANY, JAPAN, AND THE EU, ETC. ETC. HAVE

      (2) BEGUN EMBELLISHING ACCLAMATIONS UPON PRESIDENT WEAH AND HIS GOVERMENT, WHILE SUPPORTING HIS DR. WEAH’S DEVELOPMENTAL AGENDA, POLICIES, AND IMPLEMENTATIONS, AS PROVEN BY

      (3)His President Weah’s policies being more and more popular within the people’s branch of government (the legislature), and amongst the majority of Liberians at home and abroad, and indeed within the international and diplomatic communities as evidenced in “EU’S ONGOING Commitment to Supporting Liberia’s Developmental Agenda”!!!

      Thanks exceedingly, Your Excellency!!!Whether it is within the geopolitical marketplace of the grand chess board of international politics on within the national political marketplace of this glorious land of liberty, you and your Administration from THOSE PRAYER WARRIORS INTERCEDING FOR YOU WITHIN THE HEAVENLY REALM, TO THOSE WHO PROVIDE YOUR VIP SECURITY AND PROTECTION, AND OF COURSE to THE POLICY BLOC onward to THE STRATEGIC INITIATIVES AND EXTERNAL BLOC to THE COMMUNICATIONS AND THE OPERATIONS BLOCS, IT HAS NOW BECOME CLEAR THAT BY 2029, WHEN YOU SHALL BE ENDING YOUR SECOND TERM, LIBERIANS AT HOME AND ABROAD, ARE BOUND TO BE THANKING YOU AS SENATOR EDWIN MELVIN SNOWE HAS DONE ON THE AIR WAVES, AND AS EVERY SINGLE LIBERIAN JUBILATED UPON YOUR DYNAMIC BIRTHING OF ELECTRIFIED STREET LIGHTS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY!

      YOU ARE REALLY A TALK AND DO TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADER!!! TRUTH KNOWS NO BARRIER!

  12. Cllr Jayweh,
    Nearly everything you said about the politicians you’ve mentioned has confirmed my suspicion. You harbor presidential ambition, pure and simple! Don’t sidetrack this issue. Be bold. Man up! You have committed no crime. It is downright preposterous for a young man like you to conceal your presidential ambition. On the flip side, maybe it is not yet the opportune time for you to declare your candidacy. If that’s the case, I fully understand.

    How Do I Know Whether Cllr Jayweh Wants To Become President?
    The Things To Consider…..

    1. Jayweh knows the net worth of the aspiring presidential candidates. There’s a reason why a potential presidential candidate (Jayweh) would take the time to accurately disclose the wealth of a bunch of candidates!

    2. Jayweh always chants patriotic themes as a way of appealing and introducing himself to the Liberian electorate. Example, Jayweh told his readers just recently that, “Liberia will rise”…..(if you consider my presidential bid). Furthermore, the inference one gets from the phrase, “Liberia will rise” goes like this….”I (Jayweh) do not have as much money as the people I have mentioned. But, I will do a better job to make Liberia rise once again because I am not a crook”! And,

    3. Jayweh has never quashed the rumour about his presidential interest. In other words, Jayweh allows the rumour to fly because it benefits him.

    Suggestion:
    Cllr Jayweh, when the right time arrives, do not:
    – Make promises about jobs and
    – Bribe not the Liberian people.

    Peace.

  13. Really, none remembered to refute the cogent points of Counselor Supuwulu? But arguments ad hominem – which attack a person rather than the issue – were flung at him with reckless abandon. Considering that such illogicality came from learned commenters, it would explain the lure for mob action by some of our less fortunate. (Politics in Liberia is in deep shit, so to speak).

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