Senator Henrique Tokpah Denies Quitting UP

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Bong County Senator Henrique Flomo Tokpa has termed has false and misleading recent allegations of him quitting the Unity Party (UP).

Recently, there have been reports that the Bong County Senator, who was elected in 2018 to replace Vice President Jewel However Taylor, has quit the former ruling Unity Party.

The Bong County Senator in a press statement issued on Tuesday, July 7, said those spreading such lies should desist because there’s nothing that warrants his departure from a party that he has been with for fifteen years.

“Although ran as an independent candidate in 2018, I still support the former running Unity party,” he said in his statement.

Senator Tokpah who heads the Senate’s committee of Autonomous Commission and Agencies said he supports the workings of the CDC and welcomes the formation of the Collaboration of Political Parties which the Unity Party is no expectation.

Meanwhile, the office of Senator Tokpah has at the same time refuted an allegation made Bong County District #3 Representative J. Melvin Cole, terming it as false and misleading.

Rep. Cole alleged that Dr. Tokpa is liable for the misappropriation for over US$500,000 as captured in the audit report by the General Auditing Commission (GAC) for FY 2006/ 2007 to 2011/2012.

According to the press statement, the audit report from the GAC was forwarded to the Joint Public Account, Expenditure, and Audit Committee of the national legislature in 2014, February but was trashed following an investigation. The release added that the committee also trashed out the GAC report on Cuttington University in 2014 on grounds that it lacks merit.

Contrary to Rep. Cole assertion that that Senator Tokpah has done nothing in the county, the press statement from the Senator’s office named several projects including, the procurement and distribution of medical equipment and supplies to major health facilities in Bong County and other parts of Liberia valued at US$350,000, the donation of a transmitter worth over US$5,000 to Zota radio, the provision of national and international scholarship to youths, among others as some of the projects that were undertaken by Senator Tokpah.

The Bong County Senator is however urging politicians of the County to be careful with their utterances to avoid bringing disunity among the citizens in the county.