Former Agriculture Minister Flomo “Considering Options” for Bong Senate Race
Gbarnga, Bong County – As the race to challenge Senator Henry Yallah in the 2020 midterm election kicks off in Bong County, former Agriculture Minister Dr. Mogana Flomo Sunday addressed speculations that he would Mount a run for the Senate in 2020.
Dr. Flomo said he is considering his options, but that he has no plans to announce as of yet.
“Very seriously. I am considering it,” Dr. Flomo told FrontPageAfrica when asked how serious he was about a 2020 run against Senator Henry Yallah. “These are earnest conversations that go on virtually everyday with some of my friends, with my family,” Dr. Flomo added, noting that he doesn’t know when he will have to make final decision.”
Before becoming Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Flomo built a strong relationship with musicians in Bong County through the establishment of a recording studio in Gbarnga. He has and continues to sponsor youths of Bong County through tuition-aid schemes at undergraduate and grade school levels.
Asked whether a challenge to Senator Yallah could gain support, Dr. Flomo said: ” Yes!” The kind of support shown me since my dismissal by President George Weah shows that if I declare my intention to contest, I will be a factor.”
Dr. Flomo said he wants his message, and his message of his team in the 13 administrative districts of Bong County, to be about the “well-being of citizens,” which includes bringing development to the people of Bong County and building the human resource capacity of the young people.
When asked whether he would contest on the ticket of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) ticket, he said he’s not aware but such decision is more personal to him than that.
In a crowded field of potential candidates, Dr. Flomo said Bong County is in need of a senator that will be bring back the dividends of democracy to citizens of the county.
“We need different leadership in the Senate there isn’t any question about that,” Dr. Flomo said, adding, “I am worried about our county not just in the short term, but I am worried about our county in the long term.”
Dr. Flomo said he has never had a dream of being senator and that regardless of what he decides about 2020, he wants to continue to focus on his message of improving the welfare of the people of Bong County from his merger resources.