The National Elections Commission (NEC) says it is withholding the certificate of the winner of the just ended Lofa County District # 1 By-Election, pending the disposal of a protest filed by the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE).
NEC announced that Union for Liberia Democrats (ULD)’s candidate Francis Sakila Nyumahn won the election after securing a total of 3,149 votes constituting 32.03 percent, while William Tamba Kamba of the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE) obtained a total votes 2, 996 or 30.7 percent. Nine persons including a female contested the by-election.
Jerome Korkoyah disclosed that Kamba’s party filed a protest, which he said would be looked into. National Elections Commission boss also disclosed that Nyumahn’s certification would be delayed until the case is dismissed. He said the decision is based on a recent Supreme Court mandate. Korkoyah indicated that the election was peaceful and commended voters in Lofa District # 1. Voters in Lofa County District # 1 went to the polls on February 28, 2017 to elect a new representative to fill the vacancy created by the death of Rep. Eugene Fallah Kparkar. Rep. Kparkar, a member of Liberty Party (LP), died last year in India following illness. source/alafrica.com