Buutuo, Nimba — Violence erupted Friday in Bwehlay Town, Nimba County after angry residents took up single barrel guns to prevent incumbent lawmaker Rep. Samuel Korgar access to the town.
BY Franklin Doloquee, Contributing Writer
The residents accused the People’s Unification Party lawmaker of failing to deliver on his promises since they elected him as representative, citing his inability to commission a single project in the town.
But Korgar, who is seeking a third term, denied the allegation, and said he has constructed a town hall in the area.
Several residents were wounded in the process after the district’s lawmaker defied the crowd make his way in the town.
The Joint Security assigned in the county moved in quickly to calm the situation and arrested two suspects.
Those arrested are Albert Baye, 45, and Albert Dixson, 25
Our correspondent said the attack on Kogar brings to four election-related violence that have happened in the county since campaign began last month.
It can be recalled, youths of Gbor Wehplay Town in District Four two weeks ago attacked the home town of the district’s lawmaker Gunpue L. Kargon and destroyed the vehicle of Senator Prince Johnson while they were campaigning in the district.
Early August, Daniel Marzar, a resident of Loelay Town, Karnplay City in District Three, was attacked and reportedly flogged by people believed to be supporters of former Representative Garrison Yealue Jr.