-For Reportedly Abandoning Duty For Political Spree
Nimba County Superintendent, Dorr Cooper risks dismissal for reportedly abandoning his duty as superintendent of the county and canvassing for his 2020 senatorial bid.
Nimba County Senator Prince Yormie Johnson told Radio Kerghemahn, a local radio station in Gompa City, Nimba County that the Superintendent of the county has reportedly abandoned his duty and canvassing for his senatorial bid ahead of the 2020 elections in the county.
“I don’t see the reason why Superintendent Dorr Cooper has abandoned the county to go on a campaign spree for the senatorial elections. We will have to discuss the county structure to see who will focus on the repair of the yellow machines to do our feeder roads.
“All the roads are bad and we will have to do some major changes to tell you the truth and we will have to discuss that with him. There will be changes in the county immediately when we return to Monrovia and meet with the president,” he assured.
Superintendent Cooper rose from serving as City Mayor of Gompa to Assistant Superintendent for Development and Superintendent during the regime of then President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and retained by President George Manneh Weah after supporting him in the 2017 legislative and presidential elections.
He has been tipped by some Nimbaians to contest the impending 2020 senatorial elections, proposal he has reportedly accepted and has been working toward this since May 2018 and he’s gaining momentum in such direction.
His decision to contest the 2020 elections seems not to go down well with the man dubbed as the “the political godfather” of the county, Senator Prince Yormie Johnson who is also the standard-bearer of the Movement for Democracy and Reconstruction (MDR), a member of the grand coalition that brought President George Weah of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) to the presidency.
“The CDC grand standard bearer has given Nimba County to the MDR in totality for appointments and for anything and when we put out a candidate, they won’t put candidate on us and so, when you are not a member of the MDR or CDC, definitely you are out,” Senator Johnson said.
When contacted, Superintendent Dorr Cooper said he won’t comment on the allegations from Senator Johnson, but promised to comment when he’s ready.