Nimba County District #1 Representative Jeremiah Kpan Koung has vowed not to contest for a third term in the 2023 general elections for the post he currently occupies.
Speaking with reporters at a program organized to appreciate the district for electing him to his 2nd term of legislative office, he congratulated the citizens for their commitment, but assured them that he has no more interested in running for the post of representative in the district.
However, he said he remains committed to the development initiatives he has promised to do for his people in the district.
Rep. Koung and his colleagues brought together several thousand citizens on the Ganta Sports Pitch on Saturday, May 12, to show his appreciation for re-electing him and also to thank them for reconciling each other after the bitter elections.
The gathering was one of the largest since the 2017 representative and presidential elections, and brought together lawmakers from a number of other districts and counties.
Among those in attendance were Deputy Speaker Prince Moye of Bong County and several representatives, including George Boley of Grand Gedeh County, Joseph Sonwabi of Nimba District #3, Dowoan Gleekia of Nimba District #6 and Roger Domah of Nimba District #7.
Dep. Speaker Moye thanked the citizens for re-electing Jeremiah Koung. He said it was not a mistake, because Rep. Koung is truly an outstanding lawmaker who is making a great contribution in the Ways and Means Committee he co-chairs.
Rep. Moye, who also vowed not to contest in 2023, said the way to life is not only in politics, adding, “it is good to give others a chance so that the citizens can judge their performance. If you keep the same people there perpetually, others will not see what other leaders can do,” he said.
Meanwhile, representatives of the 54th Nimba Legislative Caucus, who also attended the occasion, assured the citizens of their full cooperation in order to work together for the betterment of the county.
“We will not agree with anyone who will like to divide us, and we will not agree with anyone who will speak on radio to have us divided,” Rep. Roger Domah of District #7 said.
It is not clear what prompted these assurances from representatives Domah and Sonwarbi. But it may be recalled that representatives Larry Younquoi and Prince Tokpa of Nimba County Districts 8 and 2 respectively, took serious exception to the re-election of Senator Prince Johnson as the County Caucus’ Chair, claiming the process was not done properly.