Judgement Day in Nimba as CPP Primary to Decide Fate of Edith Gongloe-Weh & Taa Wongbe
Sanniquellie, Nimba County – Mr. Taa Wongbe and Madam Edith Gongloe Weh will duke it out Sunday to see who will contest on the ticket of the Collaborating Political Parties(CPP) for the Midterm Senatorial elections for vote-rich Nimba County.
The CPP which comprises the former Unity Party, Liberty Party, the Alternative National Congress (ANC) and the All Liberian Party(ALP) is left with decision to choose either Gongloe-Weh, a former superintendent of the county and Wongbe, head of the Khana Group on Sunday in Sanniquellie.
The winner of the primary will face the incumbent Thomas Grupee, former senator Adolphus Dolo, former superintendent David Dorr Cooper,and former representative Garrison Yealue and Representative Jeremiah Koung on December 8.
The former superintendent is the only female among the five men who have expressed interest in the December 8 senatorial election.
She is a politician, social worker and mass communication practitioner and the sister of veteran human rights lawyer, Tiawan Gongloe who is the president of the Liberia National Bar Association.
This is Madam Gongloe’s second time contesting the county senatorial seat. She contested and lost to on two separate occasions to Senator Thomas Grupee in 2011 and senator Prince Yormie Johnson in 2014 respectively taking second place in all the elections.
She was recently petitioned by more than two-thousands Nimbaians to contest for the pending senatorial election.
This is Mr. Wongbe’s first political contest. He is founder of The Khana Group (TKG) which focuses on positively transforming and impacting lives through advocacy and partnerships with organizations to develop more sustainable programs that are informed by research and local cultural context.
Ten years later, TKG is a leading social impact management consulting firm with a focus on research and strategy. TKG works hand in hand with clients and serve as the last mile to communities. In Liberia, TKG is the largest management consulting and research firm. TKG also has offices in Ghana, Nigeria and the U.S and has worked in 18 countries across Africa.
Wongbe previously co-founded and served as Chief Technology Officer for Penguin Technologies, a technology firm that provided communications solutions and services to corporations globally. Taa has also served as a consultant for Deloitte, McKinsey & Company, Gartner, and ThruPoint and has supported projects for many global and Fortune ranked organizations. Taa has a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). In addition to his work impacting lives, he sits on the board of a number of non-profit organizations.
Prior to the CPP primary, Mr. Wongbe took the air waves to slam the pending process as not being credible.
According to Wongbe, his allegation was based on the issue of a mandate given contenders to sign onto a document indicating that both would commit to support the other if they happen to lose the primary.