By Solomon T. Gaye
A former General of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL), Brigadier General John Teah over the weekend won the primary of the National Patriotic Party (NPP) in Ganta, Nimba County.
Held on Saturday, July 12, at the Concerned Women Hall in Ganta, the NPP Primaries witnessed the General who also served the defunct National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) emerging as the victor.
General John Teah was a strong ally of former NPFL leader, Charles Taylor who later became President of Liberia and is now serving a fifty year jail sentence in London for crimes against humanity committed in Sierra Leone.
Elected on a white ballot, the former General is expected to contest against Nimba County and former leader of the defunct Independent National Patriotic Front of Liberia (INPFL), Nimba incumbent Senator, Prince Yormie Johnson during the pending October 2014 Senatorial Election in Liberia.
Since the pronouncement of the Senatorial election by the National Elections Commission (NEC) in October 2014, six persons have declared their intention to contest against Senator Prince Yormie Johnson.
Those contesting in the Nimba Senatorial race are former Education Minister, Joseph Korto; former Nimba County former Superintendent, Edith Gongloe Weh; Assistant Superintendent for Development in Nima Teko Yorlay, Dr. Kardaker Dahn; the Director for Higher Education at the Ministry of Education,Dr. Peter Wearto and Cllr. Yarmie Quoiquoi Gbelsaye.
The NPP candidate, former General John Teah has promised to re-unite the Nimba Legislative Caucus and the people of Nimba County and said if elected he will also make sure that total peace exists among the Gios, Mandingoes, Krahns, Gbees of Doru District in the county.