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Prelate Throws Hat In Margibi Senatorial Race
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Prelate Throws Hat In Margibi Senatorial Race

By Richard Baysah, Margibi County Correspondent

KAKATA, Feb 24 (LINA) – Reverend Dr. Jim Tornonlah, who has expressed his desire to contest the upcoming mid-term senatorial election for Margibi County, says he will ensure that development is delivered to the people, if elected.

Rev. Tornonlah said for Margibi county to get a “: tsunami-like explosion” in development of the county, they should elect him as Senator in the upcoming mid-term senatorial election.

According to the Liberia News Agency, Dr. Tornonlah made the statement at the weekend in Weala, Cinta Township in upper Margibi County during a consultative stakeholders meeting where he declared his intention to join the senatorial race.

The prelate, who holds two doctorate degrees in Theology and Education, is currently the President and Founder of the Trinity Bible College in Lower Margibi County.

He disclosed that when elected as senator his first priority will be the development of the county’s human resource base by providing scholarships for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students.

Earlier, in an overview of the consultative stakeholders meeting, Margibi County District Number Five Representative Emmanuel Nuquay said the meeting was intended to introduce Rev. Tornonlah as a senatorial candidate for the people of Margibi County in the upcoming election.     

Representative Nuquay said it was time that the people of Margibi County and Liberians to elect “somebody of their kind that understands their plight and who will not shy away from them in times of need”.

The entry of Rev. Tornonlah brings to eleven the number of candidates, including the incumbent Senator Clarice Jah, who have declared their intention to contest the senatorial race.

The program was attended by a number of lawmakers from Bong County, including the Chairman of the Legislative Caucus, Senator Henry Yallah, who all expressed strong support for the senatorial bid of Rev. Tornonlah.

LINA RDB/TSS/.PTK

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