Saturday, June 15, 2024

Liberia: Gongloe to Name Running Mate From Bong

The NewDawn newspaper has gathered that presidential hopeful Cllr. Taiwan Saye Gongloe has decided to name Dr. Emmanuel K. Urey-Yarkpawolo, a son of Bong County, as his running mate.

The renowned human rights lawyer is seeking the Liberian presidency on the Liberian People’s Party (LPP) ticket.

His potential running mate, Dr. Urey-Yarkpawolo, is the former president of the Salvation Army Polyphonic University College (T-SAP) and an Environmental and Resource specialist.

Gongloe is among several opposition leaders seeking to battle incumbent President George Manneh Weah out of the Executive Mansion through the ballot after one six-year term of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) regime.

This paper has reliably gathered that Dr. Urey-Yarkpawolo’s naming ceremony will take place on 9 July 2023 in the Capital of Bong Count, Gbarnga City.

Sometimes last week, Cllr. Gongloe and his team approached Dr. Urey-Yarkpawolo through the efforts of elders of the county to appeal for him to be his running mate.

After a series of consultations with both family and friends, Dr. Urey-Yarkpawolo is said to have accepted the challenge to go as Cllr. Gongloe’s running mate.

Dr. Urey-Yarkpawolo abandoned his initial political quest to contesting as a representative candidate in Bong County Electoral District #3.

As part of the arrangement, Cllr. Gongloe is said to have made a commitment to give Dr. Urey-Yarkpawolo the chance to run as LPP’s standard bearer in the 2029 elections.