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PUL, FLY End One-Day Senatorial Debate In Lofa
By Korboi K. Gbelewala, LINA Lofa County Correspondent

VOINJAMA, December 18 (LINA)-The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) in collaboration with  the Federation of Liberian Youth (FLY) with support from IREX has ended a one-day interactive senatorial debate in Voinjama city, Lofa County with only two senatorial candidates attending.

The debate which was held in the auditorium of the Lofa County Community College in Voinjama Wednesday, brought face-to-face aspirants Stanley Sumo Kparklin of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) and Stephen Jorbor Hamadu Zargo of the Liberty Party (LP) in what citizens described as a tense but mature debate.

The debate also brought together stakeholders, youth and civil society organizations as well as local officials of the county.

The seven candidates who boycotted the debate include Professor Alhaji G. V. Kromah an independent candidate, incumbent Senator Sumo G. Kupee of the People’s Unification Party (PUP) and former Superintendent Galakpai Kortimai of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC).

Others are Cllr. Joseph K. Jallah of Alliance for Peace and Democracy (APD), Mrs. Gladys Beyan of the Grass Roots Democratic Party (GRDP), Dr. Varfee Sanor, an independent candidate and Francis Carbah of the ruling Unity Party (UP).

During the debate, the two senatorial candidates promised to improve the lives of the people of Lofa, and called on them to elect a visionary leader who will help them realize  their development goals.

Kparklin identified the slow payment of public school teachers and health workers as well as public servants who are working tirelessly in the county, as one of the key challenges that he will prioritize when elected senior senator of Lofa County.

For his part, Stephen Zargo promised that when elected he will take the issues of security and judiciary as top priority.

At the close of the debate, University of Liberia Student Union (ULSU) president Anthony Stephens thanked the citizens for attending the debate and called on them to exercise their political franchise wisely.
LINA

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