--Former Supt. Gets Women Endorsement
Madam Edith Gongloe-Weh, former Superintendent of Nimba County is making headlines in the county and receiving endorsement from her people, where the senatorial contest is even stiffer and unpredictable.
There are five candidates in the race and Edith is the only female amongst the men who have dominated the county leadership for years. Before now, Mrs. Gongloe Weh was superintendent, but she resigned in 2011 to contest the senatorial seat, a position she lost narrowly to Thomas Grupee.
The incumbent, Senator Prince Y. Johnson surprisingly stunned the nation when he finished third during the 2011 presidential election behind Cllr. Winston Tubman, a former UN diplomat who ran on the ticket of the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) as presidential candidate.
Johnson says he's seeking re-election to the senate and he believes that his people would re-elect him. Johnson is an increasingly popular figure in Nimba and is exceedingly respected for the role he played in helping to reconcile his people.
However, it is not clear whether the people of Nimba intend to re-elect Mr. Johnson. But certainly, if Johnson is not the choice, then either Edith or former education Minister Dr. Joseph Korto could rise to the occasion.
According to reports, women of Saclepea, a popular commercial town in Nimba recently gave their endorsement to Madam Gongloe Weh.
Across the county, women organizations are coming out in numbers in a clear show of support for Edith.