By C. Winnie Saywah-Jimmy
Two prominent Liberians,Professor Alhaji G.V. Kromah, and social advocate,MiattaFahnbulleh, have received petitions to contest the pending special senatorial elections in Lofa and Montserrado Counties respectively.
However, it is not known yet if Mr. G.V. Kromahwho was petitioned as an independent candidate has accepted the petition but he will have to come face to face with strong contenders like the former Superintendent of Lofa County who resigned from the ruling Unity Party, GalakpaiKortimai,incumbent Senator, Sumo Kupee, former NASSCORP boss, Francis Kaba and former CID boss, Steve Zargo, among others to contest for that one seat on October 14, 2014.
Professor Kromah was endorsed by signatures from individuals calling themselves ‘Registered voters of Liberian citizenship in Lofa County’ who attributed their quest to his patriotic and dedicated service to the state.
The group said it observed that during Professor Kromah’s days at the UL where he served as president of the Lofa University Student Association, he advocated particularly for the wellbeing of students and had remained consistent with his interest in the prosperity of his county and the nation in general.
They stated that Mr. Kromah has the required experience, intellectual, capacity, diversified political exposure and wealth of administrative knowhow and believe that he is the personality that can best serve his county as a senator among political giants in the National Legislature.
The group said it is hoped that when elected Mr. Kromah’s performance will bring great development to Lofa County and the entire country as he will do his utmost to take unity to the residents of that county.
Similarly, Madam MiattaFahnbulleh has also received a petition to contest for the senatorial seat of Montserrado County.
According to the petitioners, Madam Fahnbulleh has the ears of the world and is respected even by her political opponents, adding that her life tells a story that individual potentials can be harnessed and utilized for personal and societal advancement.
The petitioners consider her as a reformist who wants to fight against the political and economic structures that are keeping Liberians impoverished. Receiving the petition, Madam Fahnbulleh promised to work for women in Montserrado County.
Madam Fahnbulleh told her petitioners that her quest is in quality education for all children and stressed the need for improved health care delivery at district levels in the county, noting, “I am for the people and hope the people will be there for me come October 2014 mid-term senatorial election.”