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-For Spreading Lies, But Refutes Claims
A representative candidate in Margibi County electoral district#2 has accused Representative Ballah Zayzay for character assignation. Ivar Jones alleged that the lawmaker has repeatedly spread lies about him that he is involved in ‘gay activities’ as his source of income and wealth.

Ivar Jones is the chief executive officer of Favor Marketing Incorporated, distributor of scratch cards and other brands for Lonestar Cell MTN, TOTAL Liberia and Orange, formerly Cellcom. He is the only Liberian involved in such partnership according to him.

But, addressing a team of reporters Tuesday, Jones said such insinuations are mere gossips.] He intoned that the lawmaker should think on what he can do for the people of the district rather than personally attacking him.

Jones, who is an independent representative candidate for Margibi County electoral district two currently occupied by Representative Ballah Zayzay of the Unity Party (UP), said the lawmaker is on tape for spreading such lies.
“Mr. Jones has earned his money successfully, through hard work and other businesses that he have across the country. I have been a distributor of Lonestar Cell MTN, Orange and TOTAL Liberia. I have been in this business for ten years plus. I don’t have to get involved in such act,” he added. Jones also accused the lawmaker for being behind smear campaigns against him that he is involved in clandestine financial activities.
He said these statements coming from his contender signals that he is afraid of him because of the mass support he continue to receive in the district. “I think it is about time to go out rather than damaging the good characters that I have built over the years. We will not take that because it is just a mere gossip. I challenged him that he has been saying such in his campaign message,” he said.
Jones said as far he is concerned, such allegations are not what the people of the district want to hear. He indicated that the constituents want to hear things that will improve their lives, alleging that the lawmaker has failed over the years and there is a need for change.

“If he has nothing to offer the people he should stop such false story because for us, we have built our characters over the years,” he added. Jones said the allegation has been in the district for over a year, but said he has not had evidence during the time of the allegation and as such, he couldn’t make any statement regarding such.

He challenged the lawmaker to disprove him if he is not on tape of making such allegations. Jones said he is not annoyed, but surprise that a lawmaker from his district will be making such allegations instead of telling the people what he has done and he wants to do if reelected.

When contacted via telephone, Representative Ballah Zayzay branded the statements from Ivar Jones as false and misleading. According Representative Zayzay, Jones shouldn’t involve him in his deeds if he is confused.

“This is misleading information. May be wants to bring himself to light. I didn’t talk about him,” he said. Representative Zayzay said Jones has seen his defeat and he wants to blame him, but he doesn’t talk about him, instead he should accuse different people and not him.

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