Nimba County Senator Jeremiah Kpan Koung has begun a 15 day county-wide tour preaching messages of peace, unity and reconciliation.
The National Elections Commission has since declared Senator Koung of the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction as the winner of the election following a legal battle between his closest rival, Madam Edith Gongloe-Weh.
Madam Gongloe-Weh filed a formal complaint to the NEC citing ‘irregularities and fraud’ thereby calling for thorough investigations into the situation, but the legal battle which ended at the Supreme Court and is said to have created high divisions in the county.
However, addressing cross sections of Nimbaians over the weekend in Sokopa at the Ganta United Methodist Gymnasium, Senator Koung assured his constituents that he has nothing against anyone and his victory is for all Nimbaians.
According to the lawmaker, it is time for Nimbaians to unite and he thanked everyone for voting for him.
During every election nearing period; specially the Senatorial elections, division within the county is always at the center of every discussion.
At the gymnasium all of the five major tribes of the county, (Mandingo, Gio, Krahn, Mano and Gbi) were seen celebrating and merrymaking, as they considered Senator Koung a symbol of unity, peace and genuine reconciliation in the county.