By Morrison O.G. Sayon
As the race for the ensuing Special Senatorial Election gains momentum in the country, several aspirants who are preparing themselves to contest the pending election have been urged to settle their indebtedness with various banks in the country or be exposed.
The Portfolio Management Agency, agent of several banks in the country has given delinquent Senatorial aspirants and others borrowers an ultimatum of two months to pay their outstanding debts to the banks or be exposed.
In an exclusive interview Monday, the Managing Partner of Portfolio Management Agency, Anthony T. Wisseh, warned delinquent borrowers including Senatorial aspirants to settle their debts to avoid embarrassment as his agency will not relent in going after those indebted to the various banks in the country.
Mr. Wisseh also wants the National Elections Commission (NEC) to request for the aspirants’ bank statements from the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) before allowing them to contest in the pending election. He said those who are contesting elective positions must be responsible individuals and patriotic citizens who are ready and prepared to take over the leadership of the country.
Wisseh said it would be highly irresponsible for anyone wanting to vie for elected positions in the country and fails to settle his indebtedness with the various banks in the country. At the same time, Mr. Wisseh has given a two-month ultimatum to aspirants and other debtors to settle their obligations with the various banks or face exposure in the coming months.
He then vowed not to compromise the collection of the banks’ debts from any individuals whether Senatorial aspirant or others. Wisseh said anyone refusing to pay his debt on or before the expiration of the ultimatum must not be surprised as he will not relent in exposing such individual.