Following the certification of District #1 Representative Jeremiah Koung as Senator of Nimba County, former Lawmaker of the District, Madam Rebecca Nohn Rebecca Kidau is eyeing the vacant seat in the District.
Speaking to Journalist Roger Tahn on a local radio station via WhatsApp from the United States of America early Thursday, Kidau said, her decision to contest the by-election in the Nimba’s First District was trigged by calls from prominent citizens of the District.
According to her, she sees the calls from the citizens of the District as ‘calls to service’ and as such, the need to work for the people of the District cannot be over emphasized.
She recounted her successes in the District during her term as representative as the construction of Commissioner’s Compound in Zuluyee, Voice of Gompa Community Radio Station in Gompa and the provision of Scholarship to students across the District amongst others.
She furthered that during her stay in the District as representative, she along with some members of the Nimba legislative Caucus then worked tirelessly in the procurement and purchase of the Nimba Earth moving equipment.
Madam Kidau who was elected in the 2005 General and Presidential Elections was defeated by outgoing District Representative Jeremiah Koung in the 2011 General elections in the country.
There’s a report that three defeated candidates from the 2017 Elections including a renowned businessman Hon. Samuel N. Brown, Attorney Lawrence Sua of the Alternative National Congress (ANC) and Prof. Francis N. Manweah are eyeing the vacant seat.
Recently, Mr. Manweah,a professor at the University of Liberia (UL) made clear his intention and he is being heavily supported by political godfather, Senator Prince Y. Johnson.
This means he is likely to run on Senator Johnson’s Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR) ticket in the By-election soon to be announced.
Miss Abigal B. L. Freeman, a gender activist has also expressed her interest in contesting for the seat.