As Rep. Koffa Continues His Annual Constituency Engagements In Grand Kru, Several Received Farm Implements

Farmers in Grand Kru County, specifically in Buah receiving the items from a representative of Honorable Koffa

Dozens of citizens of Buah Jlateken were during the overwhelmed when their lawmaker, Representative Jonathan Fonati Koffa of Grand Kru County District # 2 generously donated farm implements to farmers in the area based on their request to their Representative during his weeklong legislative tour in the County.

This donation according to GNN contact in the county is one of the several of Representative Koffa’s kind gesture to the people of the county since his arrival and other subsequent visits to his people.

Receiving the donated farm implements, the spokesman of the farmers, expressed thanks and appreciation to their lawmaker for his thoughtfulness in coming to their rescue during these time of difficulties.

Representative Koffa in closed discussion with Senator Peter Coleman

In a related development, the incumbent Senator of the County, Peter Sonpon Coleman through the momentous campaigning by Representative Koffa is narrowly leading the midterm senatorial poll in the county, according to CDC War Room, garnering 311 votes over independent candidate Numene T. H. Bartekwa.

The Grand Kru County Senator Dr. Peter Sonpon Coleman of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) might be the third projected incumbent Senator to be reelected and the first Senator of Grand Kru to be given a second term.

Montserrado County Senator Abraham Darius Dillon and Grand Bassa County Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence have been projected as winners.

The poll of likely voters, released Wednesday by the CDC war room, headed by Matthew Wisseh,  shows out of  86% of the Voting Precincts in the county, Sen. Coleman accumulated 3,236 votes, follow very closely by former Grand Kru County District #2 Numene T.H. Bartekwa, an independent candidate, with 2925 votes.

Bartekwa was a member of the Unity Party (UP) but resigned after he lost to Liberty Party candidate Cllr. J. Fonati Koffa in the 2017 election. Both men resigned from their respective parties and joined the CDC.

But Bartekwa again resigned from the CDC after he lost in the primary to Sen. Coleman. He accused the CDC of manipulating and staging the primary which caused his defeat.

Trailing is another independent candidate, Dr. Alfred Toe Segbe, with 1,589 and Grand Kru County District #1 Representive Nathaniel Zoe Barway with 1,643 votes.

Accordingly, the CDC war room statistics are well within the poll’s 3.5-point margin of error for likely voters.

 

“Sen. Peter Coleman of the CDC is in the commanding lead in Grand Kru County. Thanks to Hon. Cllr. J. Fonati Koffa and team,” the CDC strike force commdant Matthew Wisseh wrote on his Facebook page.

But while the poll shows a close race between Sen. Coleman and Bartekwa, support among self-proclaimed Bartekwa supporters is stronger than support for either Coleman and Segbe’s supporters.

A supporter of Bartekwa, Sion K. Wreh wrote on his Facebook’s page of a narrow lead of Bartekwa over Coleman.

Meanwhile, the remaining 14% of the precincts are expected to be in by tonight because of the remoted villages to establish the projected winner.

It may be recalled, in an effort to promote peaceful election in Grand Kru County void of violence — mainly destruction of properties, as well as  instigation of  hates, invectives and divisions in the county during and after the electoral process,  the campaign chairman of the ruling Congress of Democratic Change (CDC) met two of the opposition frontrunners on Friday.

Cllr. Koffa, in a brief and separate meetings with Senatorial aspirants former District #2 Representative Numene T.H. Bartekwa and Dr. Alfred Toe Segbe on the same day,  said as he had told his candidate, Dr. Peter Sonpon Coleman, he urged them to refrain from making any divisive and hate speeches and promote the values ​​of peace and social cohesion during the electoral process.

A staff  to Rep. Koffa, who begged not to be name, said the campaign manager  indicated that the county is the “common denominator” and everyone should upheld the peace.

Former Representative, Bartekwa and then Dr. Segbe, accordingly, committed themselves against violence and hate speeches.

The CDC Grand Kru County Campaign chairman furthered that the media should  always lead in the promoting peaceful electoral processes.

Both rivals and opposition in the Grand Kru Senatorial race are running as independent while the main contender and incumbent, Dr. Coleman is on the CDC ticket.

In another development, Rep. koffa spoke with Hon. Bob Sherif of District# 3 Frand Cape Mount on Sunday morning expressing deep regrets at the situation in cape mount and promised as Chairman on judiciary to follow-up with the minister of justice for the immediate protection of persons and property in the area and swift apprehension of the perpetrators.  for quick intervention in their.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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