MONROVIA: Team Gongloe would like to clarify the misrepresentations made by Nimba County Senator, Jeremiah K. Koung, about presidential aspirant Tiawan Saye Gongloe on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, in his conversation with Mr. Clarence Jackson on OK FM.
According to Team Gongloe, Senator Koung had alleged that Cllr. Gongloe was not on speaking terms with certain sons of Nimba County including, R. Matenokay Tingba, former superintendent of Nimba, David Dorr Cooper; Judge Yamie Quiqui Gbeisay; and His Honor, Francis Saye Korkpor, Sr., Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia.
The Team said as such, “we wish to categorically state that currently there exist no problem between Cllr. Gongloe and the persons mentioned during interview.”
In the past, Team Gongloe added, as Senator Koung, the persons named above were unhappy with Cllr. Gongloe for supporting his younger sister, Madam Edith Gongloe Weh, against them. Regarding Chief Justice Korkpor, Sr., the disagreement between him and Cllr. Gongloe was not personal, but grew out of the latter’s position as then, as President of the Liberian National Bar Association (LNBA).
In other words, Team Gonloe said, he was stating the LNBA’s position on the removal of then Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Liberia, Kabineh Ja’neh, from the Supreme Court Bench.
“When the Nimba elders felt that a problem was evolving between the two sons of Nimba, they called them and resolved the matter, “Team Gongloe indicated in a press release.
However, Team Gongloe observed that if there were problems between Cllr. Gongloe and any of the sons of Nimba County named by the Senator, it was the responsibility of the Honorable Senator to resolve those differences rather than highlighting them on a public radio.