‘God Asked Me To Seek Re-Election’- Senator Henry Yallah Tells District Members
Gbarnga – Bong County Senator Henry Yallah on Sunday declared that God has asked him to contest for a second term come 2020.
In January this year, Senator Yallah told youths of Gbarnga who called on him to re-contest in 2020 senatorial election that he would wait for divine direction before declaring his intent.
Senator Yallah said he was praying to seek divine direction on his second term bid and promised to make known God’s plan concerning his bid later during the year.
The Bong County Senator then said if God gives him the go-ahead, he would not hesitate, but promised to return to private life if God said the otherwise.
On Sunday, April 28, 2019, Senator Yallah said he had received a directive from God to contest in 2020.
“God has asked me to seek a second term and I know he won’t let me down. This was the same God who directed me to contest in 2011 and I won despite all the odds at the time,” Senator Yallah said.
He made the declaration when several chiefs from across the 13 administrative districts of the county visited him and endorsed him for the second term.
Senator Yallah reassured his commitment to bring development to Bong County if elected as Senator.
“As we promised in 2011, we have not shied away from what we consider the obligation of being a Senator. We have delivered programs as we promised,” he said.
“During the time we have served as a senator so far, we made the people of Bong County the central focus of governance. We emplaced a string of people-oriented projects. We, by the sheer magnitude and quality of our projects, benchmarked Bong County in all we did over the years.
“We have succeeded in overcoming the mutual distrust and suspicion that characterized the relationship between the government and the people. We have raised the profile of governance and set a standard.”
The Senator also recalled the difficulty that led to his emergence as senator of the county in 2011, stressing that it was this he rest upon to continue to work for the people of Bong County.
Present at the program were former Bong County Inspector William Kollie, the president of the Liberia Motor Transport Union Bong branch president Samuel Elliot among others.
In his message, Mr. Kollie described Senator Yallah as a progressive man, who continues to impact the lives of the people of Bong County.
“In less than nine years, Senator Yallah has executed several developmental projects in the county,” Kollie said.
Kollie described Senator Yallah as “a God-given person” for the people of Bong County, saying “Senator Yallah is a God-given person, and Bong County must not lose such person, who has done well for the county over the years.”
Youth Endorse Yallah’s bid
Several youth groups in Bong County last week threw their weight behind the second term ambition of Senator Yallah. The youth groups lauded the Senator for the level of developments he has initiated in the county since 2011.
The youths said having toured the 13 administrative districts of the county and seen massive projects initiated, Senator Yallah deserves a second term and should return to complete the ongoing ones.
The leader of one of the groups, Friends of Yallah, Isaac Holder, stated that they were ready to canvass for the re-election of the Senator base on his performance since his election as senator in 2011.
In his response, Senator Yallah commended the youths for their support and said he was overwhelmed by their solidarity and support. He charged them to continue to mobilize other youths in the county adding that this remains the only way to realize their ambition of seeing him return to the House of Senate.